Set up in 2006 by the College of Law and Sutton Trust, the programme targets 17/18 year olds whose parents have not been to university or who have been eligible for free school meals. 400 students a year are enrolled in the programme to aid their understanding, interest and access to legal education. Some elements are delivered by the universities (how to fill an application to university, CV and interview techniques, law workshops), law firms (work experience), e-mentoring (Brightside Trust), visit to Inner temple and Royal Courts of Justice in London etc. two thousand students have benefited from the programme and the additional funding for Phase 3 will enable 1200 more placements.
Increase Public Understanding
Advance High Quality Thinking
Increase Access to Employment
Less Advantaged Backgrounds
Implications of Brexit
Legal Needs in Healthcare Settings
Influence the Online Court
Develop Robust Evidence Base
Understand Role of Technology
Law Reform, Policy and Regulation
Communications to Disseminate Learning
June 3, 2013
On line video’s of training sessions in social welfare law for member law firms and volunteers at free legal advice clinics. They provide a cost effective method of ensuring that lawyers are learning broad based legal skills for use in the clinics and build on their existing knowledge. Training also includes practical advice skills and other areas specific to particular projects and services.