In 2012, the University launched the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER). CEPLER's objectives are to extend and enhance the vocational training opportunities available to Birmingham Law School students and improve their employability by making them distinctive from graduates from other law schools.
CEPLER works in collaboration with the legal profession to promote professional legal education at both undergraduate and graduate level, and to foster research opportunities with and on the legal profession.
The Centre is supported by a national set of chambers, leading firms of solicitors and members of the judiciary who are working to identify opportunities for students, practitioners and academics.
Professor Sonia Harris-Short "Through practitioner and community collaboration, CEPLER is strengthening the range of opportunities for our students to increase their skills and confidence and enable them to stand out from the crowd in a competitive employment market."