The City Law School has teamed up with CPDcast to offer law students free podcasts to build on their legal knowledge and earn CPD points. The collaboration, the first of its kind, will target those considering a future in law with advice about which course to choose, and current law students offering them postgraduate and careers guidance.
The podcasts will feature leading professionals and academics from The City Law School covering topics including an introduction to the new Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the School’s Criminal LLM, GDL and LPC3. As well as being free for City Law School students, the podcasts are free to academic staff and students at any academic institution.
Professor Penny Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of CPD at The City Law School, said “Working with CPDcast allows us to create a free resource for our students and indeed anyone considering a career in the legal profession. It will also help raise awareness of the different opportunities open to people wanting to enter the sector.”
Daniel Mohacek, CPDcast.com Managing Director, added, “We’re delighted to be working with The City Law School to enhance their course material by providing it in a digestible, accessible podcast format. Additionally, by giving current and potential law students free access to all our podcasts we’re not just helping them understand the value of a qualification in law, we’re also offering them another educational resource, in a format they are already used to using.”
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The City Law School incorporates the Inns of Court School of Law, and is one of London’s major law schools. The School was one of the first law schools in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education and offers four levels of world-class education: undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and Continuing Professional Development.
The City Law School has a history of innovative teaching introducing lawinapod, in conjunction with The Expert Witness Institute (EWI), the first ever series of podcasts to help EWI members and law students stay up to date on practical and legal issues relating to expert witness evidence.
About City University London
City University London is a principal provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education in the United Kingdom. The University is committed to leading London in education, research and knowledge transfer for businesses and the professions and is renowned for its international focus and the employability of its graduates.
The University teaches across a range of subjects in: arts, including journalism and music; informatics; social sciences; engineering and mathematical sciences; business; law; community and health sciences.
The University attracts over 23,000 students from 156 countries, while teaching staff are drawn from nearly 50 international locations, ensuring that the University has a truly international outlook.
City University London was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. Please see the University website for more information.
CPDcast is a revolutionary service producing and distributing CPD podcasts for legal professionals. Fully accredited by the SRA, Bar Standards Board and ILEX, CPDcast was launched in autumn 2007 to allow solicitors, barristers and other legal practitioners to fulfil their CPD requirements by listening to professionally-recorded podcasts about their chosen area of law. The service is used by over 1500 firms.
CPDcast’s audio podcasts are delivered in Q&A format and have featured over 200 leading experts discussing 27 different legal subject areas including commercial, consumer, crime (including fraud and financial), dispute resolution, employment, environmental, family, insurance, intellectual property and information law, practice management and marketing, professional liability and medical negligence, property, public law and human rights, and tax. The podcasts, which now total over 250 individual recordings, are available to download to a portable device (for example an iPod) or to a desktop and typically last 30 minutes.
CPDcast is based in London – see www.cpdcast.com for more information.