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'LegalAware' is ideal if you're at, have been, or will be at BPP seeking a training contract









Looking for a training contract is unfortunately necessary to complete your legal training, unless you’ve gone certain routes. You need to complete your training in order to be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.

You can now ‘top up’ your LPC to make a LLM at certain institutions, including BPP Law School and the College of Law. You can also top up your LPC to make a MA Law with Business at BPP Law School, for example.

The BPP Legal Awareness Society page is here. Even if you’re not at BPP, I strongly recommend you join our mailing list to receive updates on our various activities. Whilst we are based in Holborn, we realise that sometimes it’s not possible for students to attend physically our events, fortnightly on Thursday evenings. We try to put a lot of material here on the blog, and advertise new posts through our active Twitter (@legalaware) with over 6000 followers currently. Please feel free to share this with anyone you wish.

If you’re yet to immerse yourself in the jungle that is the hunt for the training contract, you might not have yet encountered the online verbal reasoning test. The Society has been developing learning resources for this test, a necessary part of the training contract application process, and they can be found on the ‘Legal Recruit‘ website. Please note that, whilst these resources have been developed by students in our independent society, these learning materials are nothing to do with BPP whatsoever and thus should NOT be confused by any learning media of BPP. You will find, however, on this website plenty of free sample worked examples, videos, and factsheets.

We have been holding fortnightly meetings, which are well attended, for the last two years nearly. We discuss interesting new commercial and corporate news, including noteworthy transactions, and developments of the law of contemporary significance. On our website, we have special educational videos, also produced by members of our society, on common legal specialties of commercial and corporate law firms, which may be of particular benefit to you. You might find these videos useful preparation before a ‘commercial awareness problem scenario’ for you to do during an interview at a law firm.

These videos may be found on the following pages:


Climate change & the law


Corporate social responsibility

Debt finance


Employment & pensions


Intellectual property

IPOs & rights issues

Islamic finance

Joint ventures

Share acquisitions

Technology & Media

We hope that through our meetings, our blog and Twitter, you may develop your ‘commercial awareness’, and you are able to evidence this on your training contract application form.

Please contact us at if you’re interested in helping us run our activities at Holborn in any small way (you’d then be on our executive committee), if you’d like to give a short presentation on a corporate client you find interesting (this is our “corporate client project”), or if you would like to be a member of a small podcasting team (our recordings are quite infrequent, but are good fun and once every few months).


BPP Legal Awareness Society


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