updated on 05 September 2019
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The GDL is only the first stepping stone on the way to becoming a lawyer for non-law graduates. The overriding criteria for choosing where to do the GDL should therefore be the quality of the tuition and the subsequent impact on the likelihood of getting a place on an LPC. Some institutions may even guarantee a place on the subsequent course if you pass the GDL. Remember, the GDL (apart from being an expensive addition to your knowledge) will not be of much use unless you get onto an LPC (or BPTC) course afterwards.
With this in mind, you should be looking for as much information as possible about the various institutions before applying. You should try to find out about not only the academic programme, but also any links with the profession, the level of individual career guidance, the facilities available and any relevant extracurricular activities. It would also be helpful to get an idea of the institution's reputation among both students and the profession.
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