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Law school extends ‘money back’ offer to jobless graduates

By John Hyde >>

(17 January 2022)

The University of Law has extended a scheme offering money back to graduates who do not find legal work quickly.

ULaw will offer all business school students – as well as LLM legal practice students already eligible – half their tuition fees back in cash if they have not secured employment nine months after graduation. The university will also throw in a further credit, equal to the other half of their LPC tuition fees, towards another course.

The promise comes into force from this month. The university said it is designed to reflect its confidence that graduates coming through its teaching experience should have few problems gaining future employment.

John Watkins, director of employability, said: ‘We were the first university to offer a money back employment promise in 2016 and this year, we are backing more of our students with an even bigger commitment by expanding the employment promise to other courses. We pride ourselves on enabling the next generation of leading professionals to excel at anything they do.’

The pledge now applies to students on the LPC, LLM legal practice course and postgraduate business courses – plus their online equivalents.

In considering claims from graduates, the university may ask to see evidence of efforts to secure qualifying employment. Qualifying employment counts as any employment, full or part time, as a trainee solicitor, paralegal, legal secretary or any other legal professional.

(Courtesy: The Law Society Gazette)