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The Young Lawyer Programme

Live Online or In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
6th - 7th March 2021

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

In Person Date Only
10th - 11th April 2021

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Lawyer Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Law through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced law professionals over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring lawyers in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Legal Practice:

  • You will step into the shoes of a lawyer for the weekend, with top solicitors and barristers coaching you through interactive simulations that will give you genuine, hands-on experience of real-life cases, including: 
  • A live murder trial where you can cross-examine witnesses
  • A high-profile human rights case about the deportation of a terrorist
  • A multi-million-pound celebrity divorce case involving the custody of children
  • Corporate legal advice to a multi-billion-dollar tech company that wants to expand abroad
  • There will also be public speaking coaching by expert barristers

Career Coaching for Future Lawyers:

  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top lawyer
  • An action plan of how to become a solicitor or barrister, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Barristers and Solicitors:

  • Q&A time with both barristers and solicitors, covering areas such as corporate, criminal, family, and human rights law
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as: teamwork, problem-solving, commercial awareness, and public speaking
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

    Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Timetable

    DAY ONE: CRIMINAL AND FAMILY LAW

    DAY TWO: CORPORATE AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    DAY ONE: CRIMINAL AND FAMILY LAW

    10.00amEnter The Courtroom

    - An immersive experience of interactive legal exercises to give you the core skills you need to be a successful lawyer: public speaking, organisation, attention to detail, commercial awareness and communication:
    - Debate with opponents in a high-profile litigation case
    - Advise a client on a multi-million pound faulty goods claim
    - Public speaking coaching by a senior barrister

    11.30amThe Criminal Lawyer: Live Murder Trial (Part I)

    - Live murder trial where you will:
    - Analyse police evidence
    - Hear witness evidence
    - Cross-examine witnesses
    - Play the role of the jury and deliver the verdict
    - Part I of the trial includes evidence from the first 3 witnesses

    12.30pmLunch Break

    1.15pmThe Criminal Lawyer: Live Murder Trial (Part II)

    - Part II of the trial includes evidence from the final witness, summary speeches by barristers and the jury’s verdict

    2.00pmThe Family Lawyer: High-Profile Celebrity Divorce

    - Experience a high-profile celebrity divorce case where you will tackle the following issues and act for one of the parties:
    - Allocating assets
    - Custody of children
    - Highly-emotional clients

    3.00pmCareer Coaching – How To Become A Top Lawyer

    - Expert advice from solicitors and barristers on how you can break into the industry, starting now
    - A-level/IB, degree and university choices
    - Work experience
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Interview techniques
    - What you can do now to stand out in the future

    3.45pmPanel Discussion

    - Ask questions to experienced lawyers from criminal and family backgrounds
    - Key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    DAY TWO: CORPORATE AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

    10.00amThe Corporate Lawyer (Part I)

    - A senior city lawyer coaches you on the why, where, what, and who of corporate law firms
    - The pressure, the expectations, and the privileges
    - Your path to partnership at a prestigious city firm

    11.00amThe Corporate Lawyer (Part II): Step into the City

    - Step into the shoes of a corporate lawyer by experiencing a series of real-life scenarios from the world of international business:
    - A billion-dollar tech company wants to expand into Europe and Asia. How can you help them?
    - You will be guided by a senior corporate lawyer in exploring the many legal issues that the company must consider
    - Specific coaching on ‘commercial awareness’ – the most important skill for corporate lawyers

    1.00pmLunch Break

    1.45pmThe Human Rights Lawyer: Experience a high-profile terrorist deportation case

    - An afternoon of interactive human rights law experiences. You will be guided through a real-life case by a human rights lawyer:
    - Is it lawful for a suspected terrorist to be deported to his homeland?
    - Analyse key parts of the European Convention on Human Rights and how it is used to make crucial legal judgments
    - Understand what the human rights act means for lawyers and clients across the world
    - The complex dynamic between law and politics

    3.30pmCareer Coaching – How To Become A Top Lawyer

    - Expert advice from solicitors and barristers on how you can break into the industry, starting now
    - A-level/IB, degree and university choices
    - Work experience
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Interview techniques
    - What you can do now to stand out in the future

    4.15pmPanel Discussion

    - Ask questions to experienced lawyers from Corporate and Human Rights backgrounds
    - Key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.00pmClose

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

    Venue & Dates

    Live Online or In-Person

    6th - 7th March 2021 / 10th - 11th April 2021


    Live Online: 6th - 7th March 2021

    In-Person: 10th - 11th April 2021

    Who Can Attend

    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/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.

    There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. 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

    The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

    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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