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Legal education’s oversupply is unethical – The Lawyer

“Too many people are looking to become solicitors in England and Wales. This is not an opinion, it is a fact based on the most recent annual report from the Law Society.”

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The Lawyer, 25th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Prisoners sign up for law degrees – The Guardian

“Legal degrees are proving popular with prisoners and ex-convicts – but can they ever become solicitors?”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawcast 182: Emily Allbon, Law Librarian at City Law School on research skills, law resources and social media – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Emily Allbon, law Librarian at City University and the editor of the excellent Lawbore resource website. Research skills lie at the root of all legal work, whether in academe or practice, so we are going to look at the skills needed and resources available to law students and lawyers in the modern era. We may even have time to look at the value of legal blogging and social media for younger lawyers and not so young lawyers.”

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Charon QC, 14th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Profession helps law schools to step up pro bono advice – Law Society’s Gazette

“The number of law schools offering pro bono legal advice has risen significantly thanks to a boost in support from solicitors, a report published this week has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawcast 181: Baroness Deech, Chair of The Bar Standards Board on legal education and the regulation of the profession – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Baroness Deech, an academic lawyer, former Principal of St Anne’s College Oxford, and a bioethicist. Most noted for chairing the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), from 1994 to 2002, Lady Deech sits as a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords (since 2005) and, since 2009, Chair of The Bar Standards Board ”

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Charon QC, 8th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Possible changes to the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) regulations – Bar Standards Board

“The SRA Board has approved changes to the QLTS Regulations which, if approved by the Legal Services Board, will put part-time students who began their BVC in 2009 in the same position as full-time 2009 BVC students, with regard to qualifying via the QLTR.”

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Bar Standards Board, 24th March 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Become a Barrister: Bar Council and Inns of Court Launch New Careers Website – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, along with the four Inns of Court, has today launched a new careers website to provide a range of accessible information to school and university students. ‘Become a barrister’ (www.become-a-barrister.com) is a new portal for anyone interested in a career at the Bar and includes a series of films and case studies aimed at demystifying entry to the profession.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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