Enhanced accreditation for the School of Law

Enhanced accreditation for the School of Law

The University of Aberdeen’s School of Law has received accreditation from the Law Society of Scotland for an enhanced programme of continuting professional development courses.

Formal approval has been given to an application by the University as a licensed provider for External Trainee Continuing Professional Development (TCPD) and for the Mandatory Ethics Course required under the new professional education and training programme introduced by the Law Society in September 2011.

The accreditation will allow the School of Law to provide further education and training to legal trainees over a two year period as they move towards completion of their training as qualified legal professionals.

A new programme will start in September 2012 offering a range of two to three hour interactive seminars in areas such as ethics and professional conduct as well as skills focused courses in interviewing, negotiation and court craft and courses across substantive topics in both commercial and private client areas of law.

These courses will be taught by experienced and trained practitioners but will also draw on the experience of the Law School staff to draft and deliver materials.

Anne-Michelle Slater, Head of the School of Law, said: “The new accreditation for External Trainee Continuing Professional Development (TCPD) will allow us to further expand opportunities for professional development at the University of Aberdeen.

“We will work collaboratively with the local profession and specifically the Society of Advocates to offer a range of training opportunities and enhanced learning that addresses the needs of both trainees and their employers.”

For further details about TCPD please contact Dr Susan Stokeld on 01224 274062 or email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk