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April 30, 2012

College of Law launches International LPC

The College of Law is launching an International Legal Practice Course – this programme is being launched in partnership with European law firm CMS Cameron McKenna LLP. This will be the first LPC to focus on the global legal services market.

CMS has made the College of Law as the exclusive provider of the LPC, Graduate Diploma in Law and Professional Skills Course for its future trainees from September 2012.

The International LPC will be designed by the College of Law in collaboration with CMS and will be delivered to the firm’s trainees at the College of Law’s Moorgate centre from 2013, subject to validation of the course by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The core of the International LPC will be the legal principles that underpin cross-border transactions, and will be based on a number of cross-border case studies.
CMS Cameron McKenna’s Graduate Recruitment Partner, Simon Pilcher, says, “We are looking forward to working with the College. In addition to meeting our quality standards, they additionally focus on international issues. This will really make a difference to our trainees as it will give them the necessary European context for the work that we do with our European colleagues on behalf of our clients.”

The College of Law’s Board Member for Business Development, Sarah Hutchinson, says, "We believe the next generation of LPCs must prepare young lawyers for global legal practice while still providing the core skills and knowledge to meet the domestic agenda.  Whether they are transactional lawyers or litigators, our trainees are increasingly operating across national boundaries. We are pleased to join forces with CMS in the launch of this groundbreaking course which will give trainees a better preparation for global practice. Lawyers require the knowledge and skills to operate across national boundaries and need to have a high level of understanding about other legal systems. Our International Legal Practice Course will provide the best platform for legal careers of the future.”

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