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Proactive law schools will reassess their LLB

More so than ever, the undergraduate law degree does not determine what career path its students will take, explains Jackie Panter

15 July 2014

Many solicitors have qualifying law degrees and this is one of the established routes into practice and qualification. But, as with all aspects of legal education and training, the qualifying law degree, the LLB, is under scrutiny about its value,
purpose and content.

The law degree as we know it today is under the spotlight as a consequence of some of the recommendations in the Legal and Education Training Review.

The issue of the undergraduate law degree was not under the direct remit of the review, which was focused on education and training in the provision of legal services, but its conclusions could now have an impact on the LLB. The question has now been raised on whether the undergraduate law degree should be driven by the
provision of legal services.

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