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Will legal apprenticeships become the norm?

Businesses and law schools must adapt to individual needs, explains Mandy Isles

17 March 2015

Businesses and law schools must adapt to individual needs, explains Mandy Isles

Although an academic and senior lecturer in law, I have always considered myself a practical lawyer. I practised for a period
as a local government solicitor before entering academia, and now sit part-time as a deputy district judge, giving me an insight into both legal training and the wider legal sector.

As a lecturer, I encourage students to consider the practical application of the law to develop their understanding, whether they are Legal Practice Course (LPC) students or first-year
degree students grappling with the sometimes complex concepts of contract law. Our law school's strategy is to create early career professionals who can apply academic law to practical scenarios.

If vocational training and education as a pathway to a ...

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