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The most important question to address first is that of Day-One Outcomes

5 November 2013

Ask any of your peers what they feel they are most short of and the answer is: time. Time to step back now and again, time to think and reflect. The last time any solicitor had time to think was probably on their degree course. But with suggestions that the Qualifying Law Degree is too far removed from the reality of life in a law firm, and that LPC graduates lack essential business skills, could we be about to lose what makes a law degree special?

The current legal education and training framework came under some awkward scrutiny earlier this week during a panel session at UCL chaired by Dame Hazel Genn. It is one of a number of initiatives started by stakeholders in the wake of LETR - in this case, legal academics and training providers - to start mapping out how their could take forward some of the report's recommendations.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the LLB came in for some stick, as did the LPC. BPP's Peter Crisp, for instance, said the LLB shoul...

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