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Student loans for the LPC

The government consultation on postgraduate funding could be good news for LPC students and social mobility in the legal profession, writes Charlotte Parkinson

19 April 2016

On 20 January 2015, Solicitors Journal published an article considering whether postgraduate funding would potentially become available for the legal practice course (LPC). The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) had recently concluded that it was likely the funding would be available for the combined LLM-LPC. Here's
how far we've come in just over
a year.

The government said it wanted to reverse the declining number of UK-domiciled master's students compared to our overseas competitors, which it said was, in part, due to the difficulties of accessing funding for study. The government may not have had lawyers in mind, but the JLD thought it in the best interest of members to lobby for the inclusion of a required course that comes with an average price tag of approximately £11,600.

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