How to apply for an LPC depends on whether you’re planning on studying the course full or part time. All full-time LPC course applications must be submitted through a central system known as the Central Applications Board (CAB), although any subsequent offers will come directly from the LPC providers themselves.
The CAB requires you to submit:
The CAB releases applications to the various LPC institutions on a rolling basis. An important thing to note is that they will only release your applications to your chosen institutions on receipt of your form and fee, along with a formal reference from the referee nominated on your application form. Make sure you seek permission from any referee before you submit the form to save time.
The timing for submission of your CAB application form and fee will depend largely on the degree studied:
|Qualifying Law Degree Students||From the beginning of your final year of study|
|GDL students||From the beginning of your GDL studies|
There are no specific deadlines for applying for LPC courses, although the Central Applications Board suggests making applications at your earliest convenience to limit the possible risk of not securing an LPC place at your preferred institution. It may also be worth checking with the relevant law schools that they do not impose any internal deadlines on applications.
Applications for part-time courses should be made direct to the institutions rather than through the CAB. You should check each institution’s website for full application details as these vary between law schools.
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