Shaping the future – Assessing the brave new world of legal education

Sponsors: College of Legal Practice, Barbi

Date: 28 November 2019

Time: 08.15-11.30

Location: South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, Finsbury, London EC2M 2AF


8.15am-9.00am Registration and breakfast

9:00am-10:30am Panel discussion: Shaping the future – Assessing the brave new world of legal education

A panel debate of senior figures spanning leadership, training and education. Topics we will be looking to address include the changing skill-sets of lawyers of the future, the prospects for work-based learning and the likely reverberations of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

10:30am-11.30am Networking and canapés

In asssociation with

The BARBRI Group is a global learning company dedicated to meeting the legal education and specialised training needs of law students, lawyers and the legal employers. BARBRI’s success is built upon its unmatched technology and innovative pedagogy, combined with the ability to harness data analytics, behavioural economics, learning science, and more to develop programmes for learners and institutions. Building on the success of its core bar courses, which have helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam, BARBRI offers a comprehensive suite of learning solutions for law firms and legal employers. These include preparation courses for global legal qualifications including the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme and, from January 2021, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company with offices in London, the United States and around the world.

The College of Legal Practice is a new, practice-based training provider that works with legal services organisations and individuals who are willing to make the bold choice to change the way they learn. Fully committed to increasing access to the profession, The College will offer flexible and practice-led programmes to support the increasingly diverse career pathways that are now available to those wishing to become a solicitor. From intensive, purpose-built virtual training programmes that enhance core qualification training, to those designed to develop experienced practitioners for the modern demands of the legal services sector.

Established in April 2019, The College of Legal Practice was set up by The College of Law in Australia as a wholly-owned UK subsidiary. The College of Law in Australia is a mature and unique not-for-profit provider of professional legal education and market leader for lawyer qualification training in Australasia. Their intention in forming The College of Legal Practice was to diversify and extend their expertise in delivering modular, practice-based legal training into new jurisdictions around the world, building on 45 years’ experience of working with leading law firms and training over 5,000 lawyers each year.


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