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Law Students

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding and assistance out of public funds is given to law students to enable them to complete a legal practice course. (90267)

The legal practice course is a postgraduate level course and students are not generally eligible for student support under the Education (Student Support) Regulations. However, provision is made for support to be provided to disabled students who are undertaking a legal practice course to assist with additional expenditure that they are obliged to incur in connection with that course. To be eligible for the postgraduate disabled student's allowance students would need to meet the eligibility criteria and their course would need to be designated for student support purposes.

Students on the legal practice course may be eligible for a career development loan which has an element of subsidy from public funds.