Law conversion course for aspiring solicitors and barristers

Published: 9 March 2006 at 11:40

Anglia Ruskin University is offering the conversion course to graduates who want to enter the legal professions but do not have a law degree to guarantee their entry into training positions within the sector.

The Common Professional Examination (CPE) programme, a diploma course approved by the Law Society and the Bar Council, is now recruiting candidates from Essex for the academic year 2006/2007.

The programme which is offered on a full-time and part-time basis at the Anglia Law School is validated for around 30 aspiring solicitors and barristers each year.

CPE Programme Leader, Eva Joyce said:

“This is a conversion course for people who want to qualify as solicitors or barristers but who do not have a law degree. They are often recent graduates of subjects - including History, Languages and English - or people who are looking for a career change.”

“We are looking for potential students for this forthcoming academic year and our advice to those interested is to contact us and find out more about this locally-delivered programme. It is ideal for people who are living and working in the Chelmsford area who want to move into the burgeoning legal profession. Whether you want to work in a law firm, in central or local government, within a company or within the Crown Prosecution Service, this course could be right for you.”

Those interested in finding out more about the course can visit the forthcoming Open Day at the Rivermead Campus on 18 March, contact the Anglia Law School via 0845 271 3333 or visit