Thank you for applying to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at The City Law School. Our applicant page will keep you updated with all the information you need to know about your GDL application. We'll tell you about latest news from the School; key dates and deadlines; and what happens next with your application.
We are one of the longest running providers of the Graduate Diploma Course and are renowned in the profession for the quality of our teaching and the quality of our students. Our course will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to go on to the professional stage of legal training (LPC or BPTC).
Graduate Diploma in Law Open Evening
Thursday 21 March 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
If you have applied, you should have hear from the School within two weeks of your application. If you have not heard back from us within two weeks, please contact us.
I've been made an offer- what do I do need to do next?
Accept your place
To accept your place with us you need to:
- return your acceptance form
- deposit payment (or evidence of payment)
- any other documents requested in your offer letter
Keep your contact details up to date
Before you start your GDL with us, we will be contacting you throughout the summer to let you know about all the latest news from the School.
We will also be posting pre-registration information packs in August, so please ensure you advise us of any change of address.
If you are moving to London to study the GDL and need a place to live, the University's Student Centre provides advice about finding accommodation. More information can be found by visiting the Student Centre.
If you are an international student and you need a visa for the course, please contact us directly for guidance on how to arrange this.
Preparing for the GDL
If you would like to start preparing for the GDL, a good general introduction would be to read:
Learning the Law by Glanville Williams
edited by A.T.H. Smith (13th Rev. ed.)
How much is the deposit payment and is it refundable?
The deposit payment is £500 and is non-refundable after 7 days.
How is the course structured?
The GDL consists of seven two hour lectures a week and seven one hour tutorials taught over a two week cycle.
How many days a week is the GDL?
The course is taught over four days with the same day each week being a designated study day.
How many people are on the course?
There are 190 students on the GDL.
How large are the class sizes?
The lectures are made up all of the students studying the GDL (190) and tutor groups are no larger than 14.
When does the course start?
The GDL begins provisionally on Monday 23 September. You will be sent full details of the induction programme in August.
Are there any scholarships available?
Six scholarships each worth £1,500 are awarded to students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law.
Do I need a Certificate of Academic Standing (CAS)?
If you hold a degree for outside of the UK you will need to obtain a CAS from the SRA of Bar Council.
Can I defer my place?
Unfortunately, we do not allow applicants to defer their place.
The City Law School
Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8301