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Vocational Stage

Once you have completed the academic stage of your legal education, the next stage is an approved vocational or practical course in law. The most common is the Professional Practise Course ("PPC") which is a full time program that lasts approximatley 9 months and available at the Truman Bodden Law School in the Cayman Islands. Other equivalent courses available outside of the Cayman Islands are the Legal Practice Course ("LPC") for solicitors in the United Kingdom and the Bar Vocational Course ("BVC") for barristers in the United Kingdom.

The entry requirements for the PPC are laid down in the Legal Practitioners (Students) Regulations (2012 Revision) (the "Student Regulations"). Under the Student Regulations, any student who wishes to enroll in the PPC program is required to hold a Cayman Qualifying Law Degree ("QLD"), and have attained at least a lower second class degree (i.e. 2:2)  (See Regulations 27B(2) and 27C (s) of the Student Regulations).

The PPC subjects taught currently at the Truman Bodden Law of the Cayman Islands include the following:

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Corporate Practice
  • Conveyancing
  • Probate
  • Legal Ethics

Upon successful completion of the PPC, students are eligible to move onto the next stage of their qualification process, Articles of Clerkship.