The Future Lawyer Summer Internship

The Future Lawyer Summer Internship

London Ages 12-14 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
6th August - 15th August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

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Internship Overview

The Future Lawyer Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring lawyers to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will work with top lawyers on some of the most exciting experiences of law that one can imagine: advocating a real-life case, defending innocent suspects, and conducting commercial law negotiations.   

The Internship will also include: daily Q&A sessions with top lawyers, experiential visits to the University of Oxford, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Courts, and the Old Bailey; a legal ‘escape room’, and a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.  

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your CVs and university applications, setting you up for your future as a successful lawyer.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! 

You can therefore register with confidence. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.

 

Immersive Experiences in Law:

  • Public speaking coaching by top barristers
  • Present your arguments in a high-profile legal case
  • Defend an innocent suspect by dissecting the prosecution’s case 
  • Gain practical experience of differing areas of law: corporate, criminal, human rights, and family law
  • Daily Q&A sessions with top lawyers
  • Explore London’s unique legal influence across the globe 

    Senior Lawyers From a Variety of Specialties:

    • Be coached through these immersive experiences by lawyers from world-renowned firms and chambers specialising in a range of disciplines 
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

    Comprehensive Career Coaching:

    • Coaching on navigating your career path options and advice on how you can begin your journey towards one of the most desirable jobs in law, starting now: GCSE, A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application, admissions test, and interview techniques 
    • Build your personal profile: identify your strengths and weaknesses and receive advice on areas for development

      Competitive Advantage:

      • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as teamwork, attention-to-detail, problem-solving, time management, public speaking, and commercial awareness
      • Complete the online assessment after the Internship and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

        World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

        • Experience two of the best universities in the world: the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL)
        • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network

        Design Your Own Internship:

        • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days) 
        • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.

           

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The internship will take place on 6th August - 15th August 2021

            You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
            Immersive legal experience. Participate in a high profile legal case. Gain practical experience of differing areas of law: corporate, criminal, human rights, and family law
            Public speaking coaching
            Private networking with top lawyers
            Coaching on how to get into a top university for law
            Experential visits to University of Oxford and Law in the Capital
            Meet top academics and undergraduates to learn how to prepare for success as a lawyer
            Price
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)
            £950

            £1950
            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included
            £600

            £1350
            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
            £100

            £100
            Immersive legal experience. Participate in a high profile legal case. Gain practical experience of differing areas of law: corporate, criminal, human rights, and family law
            Public speaking coaching
            Private networking with top lawyers

            Internship (without accommodation or meals)


            £950

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


            £600

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            £100

            Immersive legal experience. Participate in a high profile legal case. Gain practical experience of differing areas of law: corporate, criminal, human rights, and family law
            Public speaking coaching
            Private networking with top lawyers
            Coaching on how to get into a top university for law
            Experential visits to University of Oxford and Law in the Capital
            Meet top academics and undergraduates to learn how to prepare for success as a lawyer

            Internship (without accommodation or meals)


            £1950

            Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


            £1350

            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            £100

            Timetable

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            Day 2: Become the Advocate

            Day 3: Defending the Innocent

            Day 4: The Clients

            Day 5: The Negotiation (Corporate Law)

            Day 6: London Legal Walking Tour

            Day 7: Future Lawyers on Tour

            Day 8: Prison Break: Interactive Escape Room

            Day 9: Personal Career Coaching

            Day 10: Internship Review

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - The importance of law in an ever-changing world
            - Your commitment to upholding the law
            - Expectations vs reality

            5pmDiscover Law

            - Discover different career areas within law and how they interact with each other: corporate, criminal, human rights, and family law
            - Analyse a series of everyday ‘legal interactions’ and consider the implications

            7pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2: Become the Advocate

            10.30amPublic Speaking Coaching

            - Receive extensive coaching on public speaking
            - critically examine different examples of advocacy
            - Be guided through the process by lawyers at the very top of their profession
            - Practise presenting legal-style submissions before an audience

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmYou Become the Advocate

            - Closely examine various statements pertaining to a real-life case
            - Develop arguments for and against these statements
            - Present your arguments verbally in front of a team of experienced lawyers
            - Receive personalised feedback on your performance and tips for improvement

            3.00pmQ&A and networking session with top lawyers

            3.30pmClose

            Day 3: Defending the Innocent

            10.30amDefending the Innocent

            - Explore one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of advocacy law – defending innocent suspects
            - Receive and closely study a brief against your client
            - The devil is in the detail’: determine potential points of contention

            1.30pmLunch Break

            2.30pmTake on the Prosecution

            - Critically analyse the prosecution’s case
            - Look for flaws in their timeline, logic, and argument
            - Present a detailed deconstruction of the prosecution’s case in front of top lawyers

            3.30pmPanel discussion

            - Ask questions to high-ranking lawyers across various disciplines
            - Ask your burning questions about life as a lawyer
            - An insight into the different branches of law and the road to success
            - Make valuable contacts

            4.00pmClose

            Day 4: The Clients

            10.30amThe World of Family Law

            - Discover the intricacies of family law
            - Read situational briefs and apply different areas of the law to them
            - How should clients be treated differently in delicate family matters?

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmEnter a Client Conference

            - Experience first-hand a series of interactive client conferences
            - Develop your skills from the morning when interacting with clients
            - Take charge and influence the outcome of those conferences

            3.00pmQ&A and networking session with top lawyers

            3.30pmClose

            Day 5: The Negotiation (Corporate Law)

            10.30amOutside the Courtroom

            - Discover the ever-changing landscape of corporate law
            - What is the role of a lawyer outside of the courtroom?
            - Familiarise yourself with the art of negotiation

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmSimulation: The Negotiation

            - Lead a negotiation on behalf of your client
            - Work to secure the best possible deal
            - Receive pointers and coaching from experienced negotiators

            3.00pmQ&A and networking session with top lawyers

            3.30pmClose

            Day 6: London Legal Walking Tour

            Morning & AfternoonLondon Legal Walking Tour

            - Visit the institutions that make London the world’s most famous city for legal practice: including the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Courts, and the Old Bailey
            - Understand why the English legal system has been mirrored all over the world and why the Magna Carta is considered the most important constitutional document in history
            - Discover barristers’ chambers, where there will be an opportunity to question the country’s finest legal minds
            - Cultural activities at some of London’s most renowned legal landmarks

            Day 7: Future Lawyers on Tour

            Morning & AfternoonAn industry-focused visit to Oxford

            - An industry-focused visit to Oxford
            - Explore the University of Oxford’s world-leading law faculty
            - Talk to undergraduate students about their routes into law and post-graduation plans
            - Ask questions to a prominent academic with a background in Law

            Day 8: Prison Break: Interactive Escape Room

            Morning & AfternoonInteractive Escape Room

            - Learn about the criminal justice system in the UK
            - How are prisoners treated in this country? How should they be treated?
            - Global comparisons and the carceral state
            - Work your way through a series of law-based problems and brain teasers
            - Put your expert knowledge gained from the Internship to practical use
            - In your teams, find answers from several clues in order to unlock the door
            - Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time
            - Will your team be the first to escape?

            Day 9: Personal Career Coaching

            10.30amYour Path as a Lawyer

            - Career path options for lawyers of the future
            - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
            - How to excel no matter what path you choose
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path
            - Guidance on law-specific admissions tests

            12.00pmWork Experience & Extracurriculars

            - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
            - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
            - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more

            12.45pmLunch Break

            1.45pmYour Personal Profile and Skills

            -How to excel from now, through school and beyond
            - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills most needed to succeed
            - How to make your profile stand out
            - Assessing your strengths, weaknesses, and areas which you need to develop further

            2.45pmYour Personal Pitch

            - Talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive exercises and top tips to succeed

            3.30pmClose

            Day 10: Internship Review

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the Internship
            - Reflect upon your experienc of interactive design simulations
            - Create your ‘Future Lawyer’ profile, including your skills, interests, and crucial next steps
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Farewell speech from the Programme Director

            3.30pmClose

            Venue & Dates

            University College London (UCL)

            6th August - 15th August 2021

            Programme Location

            UCL, University of Oxford and other University of London premises. 

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            1 Cartwright Gardens
            King's Cross
            London
            WC1H 9EN

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            You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Summer Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts. 

            COVID-19

            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!


            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 


            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 


            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 

            Testimonials

            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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