Legal Practice Course (LPC)




  • 0161 247 6969
  • Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Metropolitan University,
    All Saints Campus, Oxford Road
    M15 6BH

Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) gives you the essential training you need to prepare for life as a solicitor. Our client focused LPC will give you the legal knowledge, skills and commercial understanding to thrive in today’s market, placing an emphasis on simulating real-life legal scenarios.

The course is practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

“The LPC is a challenging course, but the tutors inspire you to be proactive and astute. They are extremely supportive and their guidance helps you to be successful, while nurturing the skills necessary to impress and employer.”Elena Da Silva, LPC Graduate

Specialist LPC Facilities

Recognising the challenging nature of solicitor training, the Law School has a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the LPC. Students have access to postgraduate study areas, legal libraries and a mock courtroom where you can practice your legal skills in a realistic legal environment.

Practitioner Mentor Scheme

Designed specifically for LPC students, the Practitioner Mentor Scheme helps you to establish a direct link with someone in practice who you can approach for advice and questions.

Placement Options

North West and national law firms provide high achieving LPC students with exclusive placements related to their elective subjects. This provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in an area of law, which interests them.

“The course is structured in such a way that it encourages you as a student to do everything that would be expected of you as a solicitor.” Mekisha Richardson, LPC Graduate

Funding options available, please visit our website for details.

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At Manchester Law School, we place great emphasis on helping you establish your career.

Many of our LPC students find legally related employment after graduating, despite many of our students starting the course without a training contract in place prior to arriving.

Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance with initiating new links to the profession. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to increase your links with members of the Northern Circuit.

During your studies, you will also have access to the Faculty of Business and Law’s Careers and Employability Service. This will continue for up to three years after you graduate. There is a range of careers support services on offer including networking cafes and an annual Pro Bono and Legal Careers Fair.

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