University of Exeter: CLP

The Centre for Legal Practice

Welcome to the Centre's homepage.

The Centre for Legal Practice was established within the Department of Law in 1992 to provide courses of instruction and to undertake research relevant to the practice of law. It's main teaching activities are the delivery of the Legal Practice Course, which is currently assessed by the Law Society as "Good", as well as delivering the Graduate Diploma in Law which enables non-law graduates to satisfy the academic stage of training.


At the end of the 2005/6 academic year, the Legal Practice Course and the Graduate Diploma in Law, previously provided by the University of Exeter through the Centre for Legal Practice, transferred to the University of Plymouth. Following a two day visit to the University of Plymouth in November 2005 the validation panels of the Law Society and Joint Academic Stage Board recommended approval to the Legal Practice Course Board and the Joint Academic Stage Board of the running of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Plymouth from 2006. This represents the confidence of the legal professional bodies in the University of Plymouth to run these courses.

Want to find out more?

Please follow the following links for further information about the courses at the University of Plymouth

If you are interested in applying for either of these courses please contact and see the website for the Central Applications Board for GDL and LPC courses  through which all applications must be made.

 Date of this statement: 3/8/06

Legal Practice Course
Graduate Diploma in Law
CPD courses
School of Law homepage
Centre's Staff list
Enrolled Students area
Centre's Staff area

For course enquiries please contact the Centre's Secretary:
Cheryl Conibere
Telephone: 01392 263153
For a brochure please contact the Centre's Secretary:
Cheryl Conibere
Telephone: 01392 263153
Postal address: Centre for Legal Practice, University of Exeter, Third Floor, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ

The Centre occupies purpose built accommodation including small group teaching rooms and video practice rooms in a fourth storey extension to the Amory Building which houses the Department of Law and the Law Library. Lectures and other classes for large groups are held in purpose built lecture suites.

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