UK: ULaw launches bar course in Newcastle

Legal Cheek reports

The University of Law (ULaw) is to offer a bar training course in Newcastle for the first time, it has confirmed.

The law school giant will deliver its Bar Practice Course (BPC) and BPC LLM through an ongoing tie-up with Newcastle University. The first group of budding barristers will commence their studies this September following approval from the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

ULaw first entered into partnership with the Russell Group university in March 2021, in a move which saw it initially offer the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC), as well as range of prep courses for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

The law school says the nine-month bar course will be delivered by both experienced teaching staff from Leeds and new appointments from practice, who represent a broad and diverse range of practice specialisms.

It also confirmed introductory discounted fees of £12,500 for the BPC and £12,550 for the BPC LLM.

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ULaw launches bar course in Newcastle