Campaign for Fair Access to the Legal Profession Launches

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the Campaign for Fair Access to the Legal Profession (CFALP).

CFALP is a unique campaigning group led by student representatives from each of Scotland’s ten universities that teach the LLB, the undergraduate law degree required as the first step to qualification as a Scottish Lawyer.

We have been brought together by a shared concern that the route to qualification after graduation, which involves completing the postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP), excludes those from less well-off backgrounds, as they are unable to afford to study this course.

In particular, we are urging the Scottish Government to change their policy on student support for DPLP students and supplement the small contribution the government pays towards fees with a targeted, means-tested student loan. You can read more about our campaign on this website.

Please keep an eye on this blog, follow us by email or twitter, or like us on facebook to keep up-to-date with our campaign and to find out about how you can help.

CFALP is subsuming a campaign originally spearheaded by the University of Edinburgh’s Law Students’ Council.  The older articles on this blog were originally published on the Law Students’ Council’s campaign blog and may refer to the LSC rather than CFALP.

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