What will the solicitor super-exam mean for law students and trainees?

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Hosted by King & Wood Mallesons
Reference SQE
Date Wed 24 Feb 2016
Time 18:00
Location King & Wood Mallesons' London office
Theme Legal education
Level Students

International law firm King & Wood Mallesons hosts debate about impact of proposed changes that could revolutionise legal education and training

The London office of international firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is holding a debate to get students' views about plans to scrap the GDL and LPC and bring in a new solicitor super-exam. An audience of 30 students and junior lawyers will grill a panel of experts -- made up of Solicitors Regulatory Authority training boss Julie Brannan, BPP University Law School director of LPC programmes Jo-Anne Pugh, KWM head of talent David Ball, and Sarah Hutchinson, chair of the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association and managing director of Barbri -- on the proposed changes.

Will the mooted overhaul of traditional vocational legal education from next year save students time and money? Will it promote diversity? Or is there a risk that the changes simply devalue the solicitor qualification while creating pointless upheaval? To apply to attend the free session -- which takes place from 6-7pm on Wednesday 24 February at KWM's London headquarters -- submit your CV and two questions for the panel below. Afterwards there will be drinks and networking.

The CVs of all students selected to attend will be shared with KWM's graduate recruitment team, which will also be in attendance at the session.