University of Law to start running BPTC in Leeds from 2016

The University of Law has announced that it will start to teach its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at its Leeds centre from September 2016.

Tom MacDonald, the University’s Leeds centre director, said that its links with local chambers meant that the legal training provider was able to offer “one of the most developed pro bono, careers and employability programmes of any law school”.

“The BPTC will be an excellent addition to the first-class legal education we already provide,” he said.

The University of Law’s BPTC, which is also run in London and Birmingham, incorporates four times more advocacy than required by the Bar Standards Board, as well as offering a wealth of pro bono and networking opportunities to ensure that all students are prepared for pupillage and beyond.

Another of its unique features is its Advocacy Committee, which comprises talented students from across all three of the centres which offer the BPTC. The Advocacy Committee organises entries into prestigious national and international competitions, as well as running a number of internal competitions and workshops.

The University of Law will also host the first ever Northern Pupillage Fair in March 2016. This will see chambers from across the North West, North East and Midlands come together to ensure students seeking to practice in the North have the opportunity to meet and talk to the chambers they will be applying to.