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Time to get involved in the BPP Legal Awareness Society!


Despite all the Twitter whingeing, the Legal Awareness Society has been, since January 2011, a popular society at BPP, independent of BPP. I founded this Society at BPP (here on the BPP students website here).

This year, the BPP Freshers Fair will take place in the afternoon of 28 September 2012.

I will be writing more about this Society next month in the BPP Careers newsletter. I spoke with Eric this morning from Careers, and he explained the design of this new newsletter. There will be much more crosstalk between the different sites of BPP in different disciplines. I am very much in favour of this, personally. The BPP Legal Awareness Society, with its popular Twitter, Facebook and blog, has as its sole purpose a wish to cultivate an informal and pleasurable environment for individuals interested in either law or business to consider how businesses make strategic decisions in the real world, and how the law influences or affects them.

This Society started life at the BPP Business School, when I commenced my MBA next door to the Gherkin, St. Mary Axe. Earlier this year, I indeed completed my MBA while studying (at the time) the full time Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, Holborn. I will be sitting property law for the first sitting in December this year, which is my final core practice area, having passed business law and litigation previously, and I will be doing my the final assessments for the two outstanding electives (employment and advanced commercial litigation) next February 2012. I have already been to all the SGSs and done the rest of the course, but BPP acknowledged my need for flexibility. I am 38, and I am disabled – I also campaign actively for dementia awareness, and so I couldn’t ask for more in how I’ve been supported by BPP.

However, having done the LLM in international professional legal practice across a broad range of commercial and corporate subjects, at the College of Law between 2008-2010, and having successfully completed the MBA, I think personally it’s important for law and business students to have a sense of the ‘big picture’. I am seeking new committees of our committee who might be able to advance discussion of the importance of business strategy for training in commercial law.

Please do contact me on if you feel you can help with this, even if you are not at BPP. A new group of ‘accelerated LPC’ students have started at BPP here in Holborn – such students may, who have nothing particularly to prove as they have already secured their training contracts, wish to become immersed in an intelligent, mature, debate of the real issues facing corporates and their lawyers.

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