From January 2012, we will provide the Allen & Overy accelerated LPC at The College of Law in London, which all of our future trainees will study before commencing their training contract with us. This is a compressed 6½ month course ( preceded by the GDL if you did not study law at university) which includes the same content as the current longer LPC course.
Our fee earners and training team have worked closely with The College of Law to develop a bespoke accelerated LPC that reflects the particular requirements of a legal career in the City. The course features materials based on real examples of the transactions we do and enables you to familiarise yourself with our precedents, making it easier when you start at A&O. The modules you will take focus on our core practice areas (Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets) to ensure your time at Law School provides the best possible preparation for your training contract with us.
Attending the accelerated A&O LPC means you will also develop strong bonds with your new colleagues and build friendships from day one and attend the numerous social events organised by our recruitment and training team ahead of joining the firm. Some of the initial classes will be shared with future trainees from other firms to enable you to expand your network. In addition, you will also attend lectures and seminars delivered by our lawyers, in our office at One Bishops Square, enabling you to build links beyond your trainee cohort and get a feel for how we approach our work.
From the moment you accept your offer with us, you are part of the team. We keep in regular contact with you not only throughout university and Law School but also if you take time out to travel or pursue further study, offering you support and keeping you up-to-date with what's happening at A&O.
We offer two intakes for our LPC each year. For future trainees joining in a March intake, they will be expected to start the LPC in the July of the previous year. For those joining in a September intake, they will be expected to start the LPC in the January of the same year.
For more details on financial support during your LPC, please see our Rewards and benefits section.