About Campaign for Fair Access to the Legal Profession

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The Campaign for Fair Access to the Legal Profession (CFALP) is a campaign group established by law students across all ten of the Scottish universities that teach the LLB, the undergraduate law degree that is the first step in qualifying as a lawyer in Scotland.

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.

The campaign is coordinated by a steering group of influential law students from across the Scottish universities.  Our position statement, agreed by steering group members, outlines the basis of our campaign.

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