Literature Review

Stage 1 of the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) was a comprehensive review and analysis of the research literature on the system of legal education and training in England and Wales. This included the academic stages of qualification, the vocational training and education stages, educational standards for entry to the regulated profession, continuing educational requirements, legal education accreditation and quality assurance for all sections of the profession as well as the requirements placed on providers of legal education and training. The topics for review were specified in the Project Remit, and are set out as chapter headings on the right-hand side of this page. The Research Team was requested to include comparisons with relevant international systems and other sectors and professions, and to draw on that experience where applicable.