Congratulations on receiving an offer to study on the LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) at Nottingham Law School (NLS). We’ve designed our LLM LPC to provide you with the qualifications and practical knowledge employers regard as essential in the current legal market. We offer you many opportunities to build on your interview techniques and analytical experience. Additional experience is available through our multi award-winning on campus law firm NLS Legal and our exclusive partnership with national litigant in person charity, Support Through Court, where you can get involved in pro bono work, working on real cases and offering legal advice to the public. Our part-time LLM LPC is designed to be delivered predominantly through weekend study over a two-year period, enabling you to study around work and other commitments.
Please be aware that as well as any conditions we have set out in your offer, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) also imposes requirements, which you must also meet in order to enrol on the LPC.
PLEASE NOTE: You may only complete the LPC if you fall within the SRA’s transitional arrangements. The transitional arrangements apply to anyone who, before 1 September 2021, had completed, started, accepted an offer of a place or paid a non-refundable deposit for one of the following:
- the Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE)
- the Legal Practice Course
- a period of recognised training (also known as a training contract).
In the case of a qualifying law degree (QLD) and exempting law degree (ELD), these arrangements apply to anyone who completes, starts, accepts an offer of a place or pays a non-refundable deposit by 21 September 2021 (inclusive).
In most cases, for the QLD, ELD and CPE, the relevant course must start at the latest on or before 31 December 2021.
Anyone who falls within this group will have until 31 December 2032 to qualify as a solicitor under the LPC route, as long as courses still remain available.
If you do not fall within these transitional arrangements, you can only qualify as a solicitor under the SRA’s Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route. For further information and to view the range of courses at Nottingham Law School to prepare you for the SQE please click here: All you need to know about the SQE
We look forward to welcoming you at enrolment.
Sian Hughes and Chris Ratcliffe