University of Law to save Oxford Brookes LPC
15 March 2013
The University of Law (UoL), the law school formerly known as the College of Law, has announced that it will take over Oxford Brookes’ cancelled legal practice course.
From September, and assuming the Solicitors Regulation Authority give the green light, the UoL will be providing the LPC from the Oxford Brookes campus, according
to Legal Cheek. This no doubt comes as a relief to its 11 current part-time LPC students, who were left in limbo last week when Oxford Brookes announced it would be killing off the course this summer after a decline in applications. Irate Brookes students slammed the decision in an open letter
, calling it "saddening
" and "irresponsible
||The University of Law comes to the rescue: how it might have looked|
The UoL, never one to let an opportunity for expansion pass it by, swiftly offered to take on both the full and part time courses. But not everyone is happy. The Dean of BPP, Peter Crisp, told the Lawyer
"how do you assure the quality of student experience when you have no control over the centre itself
?" According to Crisp some students who were due to enrol at Oxford Brookes in September "have lost confidence in the institution”
and are transferring to BPP.
The arrangement between Oxford Brookes and the UoL is still subject to approval by the SRA, which will only be given if there's sufficient student demand and the SRA is assured of the quality of the training. Which should be a walk in the park for the UoL, as long as the students aren't averse to working in arctic conditions
or wearing bikinis to exams