Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School
Parent school Nottingham Trent University
Established 1964[1]
School type Public
Dean Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker
Location Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Enrollment 2,664[2]
Faculty 100
Website www.ntu.ac.uk/nls

Nottingham Law School (sometimes NLS) is a law school in the UK with over 100 full-time lecturers and over 2,500 students.[3] It is an academic and professional institution, part of Nottingham Trent University, situated in the East Midlands, United Kingdom. The institution specializes in different fields of education in law.[4] Nottingham Law school's main goal is to provide their students careers that they are guaranteed after the completion of their graduation.[5]

The faculty of Nottingham Law School was known for developing and creating the Legal Practice Course that includes the training and schooling of law designed courses that deal with the actuality of the legal system, demonstrating the different skills required for indulging with law in the year of 1990s.[6] With the development of the new designed course, the professors and teachers of the Nottingham Law School decided to take the initiative of enrolling more students into the program.[7] The law school also took the stance on initiating part-time students into the course, as well as raising the number of seats in the course for students enrolled in full-time study.[8] Nottingham Law School guaranteed their future applicants in the year of 2014 that their Legal Practice Course would present their students with the best education, guidance, and preparation amongst the many other law universities.[9] The Law School assures their students that with the enrollment in their school and with the help of their qualified professors, the school guarantees all their students with instant occupations from a quick start of completing the degree.[10] Also, Nottingham Law School participated in running the Law Society Final Examination with a number of 150 students enrolled in the course.[11]

The Law School has been given the top 'Excellent' rating by the Law Society and comparable ratings by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales every year since its inception. It also has a significant reputation for research, particularly in insolvency and international criminal justice, with 60% being judged as of international standard in the most recent 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Since 1977, Nottingham Law School has also produced its own annual law journal; the Nottingham Law Journal.[12]

Courses[edit]

Nottingham Law School provides a range of undergraduate LLB and postgraduate LLM degrees. The School also provides professional legal education including the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course, the Legal Practice Course, for intending solicitors, and the Bar Professional Training Course for intending barristers.

Professional[edit]

BPTC[edit]

The Nottingham Law School has been accredited for being one of the nine universities that provides courses in the assistance of the Bar exam, that has been known as the Bar Professional Training Course.[13]

LPC[edit]

For the LPC, it offers three different routes: the standard, the commercial and the corporate. The Legal Practice Course provides 7 specialties, from which students can register and choose the top 2 of which field they desire.[14] These specialties are the following: "corporate finance, commercial law, advanced litigation, employment, commercial leases, family, and client in the community." [15] The Nottingham Law School provides different groups of meetings to help the student with certain skills, and support in assisting the students practice the different skills, and activities.[16] The Legal Practice Course supports their students in providing them accurate real life problems related to the field law, in which the students have to indulge in solving matters, through demonstrating their vast skills learned from the credible teachers and staff of the faculty of law.[17] The duration of the course meetings varies according to the choice of the students enrolled in full time study.[18] Students of Nottingham Law School registered in the Legal Practice Course have to commit to 13 days of concentrated studying, regardless of whether it is at home or at the workplace.[19]

Legal Advice Centre[edit]

The law school also hosts the Legal Advice Centre at Nottingham Law School.[20] Founded in 2006 as the Legal Advice Clinic, the centre experienced growth threefold by the year 2012[21] and reopened as the Legal Advice Centre in 2014 with a purpose-built suite in the University's Chaucer building.[22] The centre provides free legal advice on a number of areas, including debt, housing and employment law.[23] Advice is generally given by Nottingham Law School students on a pro bono basis, with the centre aiming to "give law students a flying start to their legal career".[24]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham.
  • Paul Carr, Writer, journalist and commentator.
  • Thomas Brennan, barrister involved in the widely publicised[25] bank charges case of Brennan v National Westminster Bank [2007] EWHC 2759 (QB).[26]
  • Iain Naylor, noted industrialist, philanthropist, and author of The Importance of Good Chat.
  • Alyn Smith, SNP MEP for Scotland.
  • His Honour Judge Avik Mukherjee, full-time judge at Birmingham Crown Court.[27][28]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ ""Nottingham Law School - Celebrating 50 years"". Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013, p36" (PDF). Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.ntu.ac.uk/nls/index.html
  4. ^ [1]. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ [2]. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  9. ^ [3]. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
  10. ^ [4]. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nottingham Law Journal". Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  13. ^ [5]. Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved on 2 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Awards; Design and Build the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Awards; Nottingham Law School’s Post- graduate Diploma in Know-How Management for Legal Practice Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Awards; Nottingham Law School’s Post- graduate Diploma in Know-How Management for Legal Practice Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Awards; Nottingham Law School’s Post- graduate Diploma in Know-How Management for Legal Practice Solution". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Legal Advice Centre". Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Nottingham Law School expands legal advice clinic". Young Lawyer. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre - About Us". Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre - What we do". Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre - Get involved". Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "NatWest 'abused' overdraft fees". BBC. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "LinkedIn profile for Thomas Brennan". Linkedin. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Nottingham Trent University graduate appointed as a full-time judge". Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "Top Nottingham barrister Avik Mukherjee becomes judge". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 17 November 2015.