The Young Lawyer Programme (Manchester)
The Young Lawyer Programme (Manchester)
Manchester • Ages 15-18

Dates: 30th November 2019
Location: University of Manchester

The Young Lawyer Programme is the ultimate legal work experience for students aged 15-18.

The programme wraps up the key knowledge and experience you want to gain, delivered powerfully by leading lawyers from across the board. Throughout the day, you will be immersed in a series of interactive role plays, talks, case studies, and Q&A sessions, to give you a 360-degree experience of life as a lawyer.

You will leave the programme with a strong advantage over your peers in the hyper-competitive race for the most desirable legal jobs, and a fantastic experience to include in your UCAS form.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights 

1. You will step into the shoes of a lawyer for the day, with activities including:

  • Live mock criminal trial where you cross-examine witnesses.
  • Challenging your opponents in a high-profile litigation case.
  • Public speaking coaching by expert barristers.

2. You will gain a competitive advantage over your peers in the race for the most sought-after legal jobs:

  • An action plan of how to get a top legal job, starting now.
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; and application and interview techniques.

3. You will have access to leading lawyers from across the board:

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

4. Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

  • 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:
£135/student. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this. 
(included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Programme Timetable*
10.30am The World of a Lawyer - Barristers vs. Solicitors
- Your path to qualification
- The pressure and expectations
- A-level and undergraduate choices
11.00am The Solicitor - Debate with opponents in a high-profile litigation case
- Advise a client on a multi-million pound faulty goods claim
- Improve your attention to detail with a high-pressure legal interpretation task
- Understand how law firms make money
- The path to becoming a partner
12.00pm The Barrister - Live murder trial where you will hear evidence, help cross-examine witnesses, and play the role of the jury
- Public speaking coaching by expert barristers
- Your morals vs your duties
- The path to becoming a QC
1.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm The City Lawyer - A senior City lawyer coaches you on the why, where, what, and who of City law firms
- The pressure, the expectations, and the privileges
- Your path to partnership at a prestigious city firm
3.00pm The Family & Human Rights Lawyer - Debate against lawyers in a contentious divorce dispute
- Argue the human rights case: Can your client force his daughter to wear religious clothing?
- Your duty vs your emotions
4.00pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Lawyer - Expert advice from the Head of Graduate Recruitment at a City law firm, and a Senior Barrister
- University choices
- Work experience
- Impactful cover letters/CVs
- Interview techniques
- What you can do now to stand out in the future
4.45pm Panel Discussion - Ask all your questions to high-ranking lawyers across various disciplines
- Guidance on applications from those on the inside
- Receive personal advice
5.30pm Close

*exact programme format subject to change without notice. Please note that included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees.


Programme Location

University of Manchester
The Renold Building
Altrincham St
M1 7JA
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map. 

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.
  • A guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.


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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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