'Careers in Law' Insight Day
Whether a student’s ambition is to defend individuals in court, provide hands-on commercial legal advice to blue chip companies or protect a person’s basic human rights, our ‘Careers in Law’ Insight Day will provide all the information necessary to take those first exciting steps.
Designed especially to be delivered in-house at schools, the day is created and delivered by experienced lawyers. It provides Year 9-12 students with a broad overview of the various careers falling under the umbrella of law, before focusing more particularly on how to become a solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive.
If you are a teacher interested in booking a ‘Careers in Law’ Insight Day for your school, please get in touch.Get in touch with us to book an Insight Day
Why do a ‘Careers in Law’ Insight Day?
The overarching aim of our Insight Day is to positively engage students in a relaxed environment, where they will feel confident to ask questions and take part in fun and interactive law-related activities.
It is aimed at Year 9 to 12 students who are:
- Thinking about studying law at university;
- Thinking about embarking on a legal apprenticeship; or
- Simply wondering what a career in law entails.
By the end of the day, students will be in a solid position to decide whether law is right for them and what’s required to get started and get ahead.
Get in touch with us to book an Insight Day
What does a ‘Careers in Law’ Insight Day Involve?
The event is led by an experienced lawyer and legal educator with many years of experience and covers all aspects of:
- Grassroots legal study;
- Getting ahead by securing relevant work experience;
- A-Level choices to study law
- The newly launched legal apprenticeship scheme;
- Applying to study law at university;
- Postgraduate legal study; and
- The practical legal training required to qualify as either a barrister, solicitor or chartered legal executive.
A mock negotiation will round off the day. This is designed to encourage teamwork, communication, compromise, strategical thinking and decision making, giving students a true flavour of what they will encounter in everyday legal practice, as well as the types of skills they will be expected to employ as fully fledged lawyers.
What do others say about our ‘Careers in Law’ Insight Day?
“I want to thank you and your colleagues for organising such a stimulating and informative day. Our son was absolutely buzzing when he came home! I’m a postgraduate lawyer and now researcher and senior lecturer but I think I’ve only managed to bore him this far. Our son is empowered and informed and has a clearer idea of how he wants to proceed.”
Corinne, parent of Insight Day attendee
|09.15 - 09.30||Introduction to Law - Is Law Right For Me?|
|09.30 - 10.00||Legal Careers - Barrister vs. Solicitor and Associated Skills (inc Q&A)|
|10.00 - 10.15||Work Experience Opportunities (inc Q&A)|
|10.15 - 10.45||Work Experience Opportunities (inc Q&A)|
|10.45 - 11.00||Break|
|11.00 - 11.10||A-Level Choices for Law (inc. Q&A)|
|11.10 - 11.30||Applying for Law at University - UCAS Applications & Personal Statements|
|11.30 - 11.45||Law at Oxbridge|
|11.45 - 12.00||LNAT Universities|
|12.00 - 13.00||Lunch|
|13.00 - 13.30||University Route to Solicitor Practice|
|13.30 - 14.00||Apprenticeship Route to Solicitor Practice|
|14.00 - 14.20||University Route to Barrister Practice|
|14.20 - 14.35||Break|
|14.35 - 15.35||Student-Lead Negotiation Exercise|
|15.35 - 15.45||Summary and Close|