Unique: Regulation faculty says it’s ‘unlucky’ and so they ‘have the chance to attend a 2021 scheme’
BPP Regulation College college students have expressed their frustration at exams being scheduled throughout winter trip scheme season.
The regulation faculty stated in response that though the timetabling is “unlucky”, college students have the chance to attend a scheme subsequent yr.
College students on BPP’s regulation conversion course will sit public and tort regulation exams through the week commencing 7 December, and contract and firm regulation exams the next week, starting 14 December. The winter trip scheme interval is usually one week at most Metropolis regulation corporations and falls between 7–11 or 14–18 December, although these dates can differ.
The conflict impacts college students enrolled on BPP’s new PGDL law conversion course, which launched at the beginning of final month, and runs till April subsequent yr. Authorized Cheek understands that exams on BPP’s previous conversion course, the GDL, have been held on the finish of the tutorial yr.
Some college students have raised issues concerning the conflict, telling Authorized Cheek that 2020 winter trip schemes are their “gateway” to a 2022 coaching contract. Regulation corporations have a tendency to focus on finalists and graduates for these schemes, and since they recruit two years upfront, this permits college students to finish the GDL and LPC earlier than beginning their TC.
We reached out to graduate recruiters at Metropolis regulation corporations that supply winter trip schemes to see whether or not they may moderately accommodate college students with exams. Some stated the state of affairs is “not best”, that “college students ought to prioritise their exams”, and that given the sometimes shorter size of the winter trip scheme, it might be tough to accommodate college students that need to take trip for revision and exams, which might be detrimental if the scheme is assessed.
They advisable college students apply for the following scheme they’re in a position to attend, which on this case could be a spring or summer time programme in 2021.
A BPP spokesperson stated:
“We recognise the significance for college kids to attend a trip scheme. While it’s unlucky that BPP PGDL examinations do fall throughout the winter scheme dates, college students do have the chance to attend a 2021 scheme.”
The spokesperson continued: “College students who attend a summer time trip scheme have an extended time frame to realize the dear expertise required to organize for his or her future authorized profession.”