What am I supposed to do to be a qualified lawyer?


Vera Koo

Hi everyone, I recently graduated Nottingham University's LL.M. programme and I would like to continue my study in the U.K. to be a qualified lawyer.

Though I earned my first law degree in Seoul, I am not a lawyer in Korea. However, as I aspired to be an international lawyer, I would like to find a way in England. But I am so confused!

I heard that there are LPC/BPTC, etc, but I am not sure what they are.. If there is anyone familiar with those courses, could you please give me some advice??

All the best,
Vera
P.S. My email address is kmj03013@gmail.com
Many thanks again,

Hi everyone, I recently graduated Nottingham University's LL.M. programme and I would like to continue my study in the U.K. to be a qualified lawyer.

Though I earned my first law degree in Seoul, I am not a lawyer in Korea. However, as I aspired to be an international lawyer, I would like to find a way in England. But I am so confused!

I heard that there are LPC/BPTC, etc, but I am not sure what they are.. If there is anyone familiar with those courses, could you please give me some advice??

All the best,
Vera
P.S. My email address is kmj03013@gmail.com
Many thanks again,
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lmwoods

If you don't have a 'qualifying law degree' (here is the link to the SRA, which desribes a qualifying law degree), you will have to do a 'conversion course' which is either the one year GDL or two year post graduate entry LLB. Thereafter you will have to undertake the vocational training, which is the LPC if you want to be a solicitor and the BVC/BPTC if you are going to the bar. Both take one year. After that you either undertake a training contract to become a solicitor (2 years - http://www.sra.org.uk/students/training-contract.page) or a pupillage to go to the bar (one yar - see description by barristers' regulatroy body: http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/Educationandtraining/whatispupillage/). Be aware that becoming a solicitor takes planning ahead - most of the big firms recruit a couple of years in advance - so for those starting their 3rd year of an LLB or just starting the GDL.

If you don't have a 'qualifying law degree' (here is the link to the SRA, which desribes a qualifying law degree), you will have to do a 'conversion course' which is either the one year GDL or two year post graduate entry LLB. Thereafter you will have to undertake the vocational training, which is the LPC if you want to be a solicitor and the BVC/BPTC if you are going to the bar. Both take one year. After that you either undertake a training contract to become a solicitor (2 years - http://www.sra.org.uk/students/training-contract.page) or a pupillage to go to the bar (one yar - see description by barristers' regulatroy body: http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/Educationandtraining/whatispupillage/). Be aware that becoming a solicitor takes planning ahead - most of the big firms recruit a couple of years in advance - so for those starting their 3rd year of an LLB or just starting the GDL.
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