The Young Lawyer Summer Internship

London • Ages 15-18

July OR August 2021
University College London (UCL)

OUR SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW FULL. YOU CAN REGISTER BELOW FOR 2021.

The Young 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 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of legal practice that one can imagine: arguing a human rights case in London’s Supreme Court; handling a murder case from start to finish under the guidance of senior barristers; and attending a private coaching session with corporate lawyers on the top floor of a City of London skyscraper. 

Also available on the internship are immersive visits to the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice (in the Netherlands), the University of Oxford, and companies who are revolutionising legal practice through artificial intelligence.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful lawyer.

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

Immersive Legal Experiences:

  • Argue a human rights case in London’s Supreme Court
  • Represent your client in a live murder trial: conduct opening and closing speeches, cross-examine witnesses and examine forensic evidence
  • Experience Corporate Law through an interactive session with commercial lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers (The Shard)
  • Experiential visits to some of the world’s most important institutions for International Law: the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice (the Netherlands)
  • Powerful public speaking coaching by expert barristers

Senior Lawyers From A Variety Of Specialities:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with lawyers from world-renowned firms specialising in Criminal, Corporate, Human Rights, International Law and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: have your CV reviewed by a legal recruitment expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in law, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, attention-to-detail, public speaking and commercial awareness, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme 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 on the planet: 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), Half Internship (5 days) or Weekend Internship (2 days).
    • Students who attend the Full Internship can opt for the European Stream (International Law Trip to Amsterdam & The Hague) or the UK stream (the University of Oxford, and Digital Law-themed visits around London) for days 6,7 and 8.
    • 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. 

      TIMETABLE
      DAY 1 – ENTER THE INTERNSHIP
      3pm The Internship Begins - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
      - Immersive group activities to give you crucial legal skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, public speaking, time management and attention to detail
      - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead
      7pm Close

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 2 – THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 1)
      10.30am The World of a Criminal Lawyer - Your role as a criminal lawyer this weekend
      - The legal process
      - The expectations
      - Excelling for your client
      - Then, from 11:00 on Day 2 until 15:30 on Day 3 you will be thrown into a fully-immersive experience of a criminal case. You will be assigned to work for either the Defence or Prosecution and represent your client from start to finish...
      11.00am The Police Station - Review initial disclosure
      - Discuss strategy with the police and the defendants
      - Live police interviews take place
      - Represent your client during the interview
      12.00pm The Defendants' Previous Convictions - Review the evidence
      - Does the evidence strengthen your client's case?
      - Are the witnesses reliable?
      - Decide on the best strategy to pursue
      1.30pm Lunch Break
      2.30pm The First Court Appearance - Represent your client for the first time
      - Prosecution opens
      - Argue a 'bad character' application before the judge
      - Should the defendants' previous convictions be kept from the jury?
      4:00pm Preparing For Trial - Coaching by barristers on how to prepare for tomorrow's trial
      - Delivering powerful opening and closing speeches
      - The art of successful cross-examination
      - How to approach each witness on the stand
      - Identify your opponent's strengths and weaknesses
      5.00pm Close
      DAY 3 - THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 2)
      10.30am The Trial - Part 1 - Prosecution opens its case
      - Prosecution lawyers: get the key evidence from your witnesses to nail down your case
      - Defence lawyers: cross-examine the Prosecution witnesses to undermine their case
      1.30pm Lunch Break
      2.30pm The Trial - Part 2 - Defence opens its case
      - Defence lawyers: get the key evidence from your witnesses to nail down your case
      - Prosecution lawyers: cross-examine the defence witnesses to undermine their case
      3.30pm The Closing Statements And The Decision - Closing statements for the defence
      - The jury makes its verdict
      4.00pm Career Coaching and Networking Session - How to break into a career as a criminal lawyer
      - Coaching on choosing the right university, A-levels and degree subject, and how to get the right work experience
      - Q&A panel and networking session with experienced criminal lawyers
      DAY 4 – LAW IN THE CITY
      Morning & Afternoon Law in the City - An interactive day putting you at the heart of legal work in the City of London
      - Attend a meeting with corporate lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers: The Shard
      - Interactive training sessions on the most important skills you need for a future in corporate law
      - Training by graduate recruitment experts on how you can become a corporate lawyer, starting now
      - Understand how lawyers shape the world of international business
      Evening Private Networking Session - Private networking session with top corporate lawyers
      DAY 5 – ENTER THE SUPREME COURT
      Morning & Afternoon Enter The Supreme Court - Enter the highest court in England, where some of the most famous judgments in modern jurisprudence are handed down
      - Argue a human rights case in a courtroom
      - Coaching by expert barristers on how to become a powerful public speaker – one of the most sought-after skills amongst successful professionals: finding the crucial arguments; creating a powerful energy and aura; physical presence and body language; selecting key words for emphasis; perfecting and varying your intonation; practice sessions and feedback
      DAYS 6-8 – YOUNG LAWYERS ON TOUR
      3 Full Days Young Lawyers On Tour: Embark on a journey of law in action. Choose our European or UK Stream
      European Stream International Law Trip to Amsterdam & The Hague - Return flights to Amsterdam with 2 nights' accommodation in The Hague
      - Visits to some of the most important institutions in international law: The International Criminal Court, The International Court of Justice, The Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague Academy of International Law
      - Discover how these institutions have answered some of the world's most critical legal questions
      - Discover Amsterdam - visits to the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a walking tour of the city
      UK Stream University of Oxford & Digital Law - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Oxford students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
      - Experience-session with a company revolutionising legal practice through artificial intelligence
      - Understand first-hand how technology is changing how legal services are delivered
      - Discover the institutions that make London the world's most famous city for legal practice: the Royal Courts of Justice, the Houses of Parliament, 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
      - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks
      DAY 9 – PERSONAL CAREER COACHING
      Morning & Afternoon Your Future as a Lawyer - Personal career coaching: have your CV and background reviewed by legal recruitment experts
      - Receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
      - A day for professionals help you focus on your personal aspirations, and your future as a successful lawyer
      - Live recruitment sessions: experience actual assessment tasks that top law firms use and get feedback on your performance
      Evening End of Internship Party - Celebrate your successes over the internship
      - Make valuable contacts for life with talented, like-minded students from across the world
      DAY 10 – INTERNSHIP REVIEW
      Morning The Internship Review - A review of what you have gained during the internship
      - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
      - Farewell speech by internship director
      2pm Interns Depart
      VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

       

      Programme Location

      UCL, University of Oxford, the Supreme Court, a London skyscraper and other University of London premises. 

      Optional 'International Law' trip to Amsterdam and the Hague also available.

      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 15-18 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.

      OPTIONS & FEES

      The internship will take place on 2 occasions in 2020 and 2 occasions in 2021. You can choose any of:

      24th July – 2nd August 2020
      21st – 30th August 2020

      23rd July – 1st August 2021
      20th – 29th August 2021

      Students can book for either 2, 5 or 10 days of the internship. For 10-day interns, there is an optional international trip to Europe (Amsterdam & The Hague). A full breakdown of options and pricing can be found below:

      Please see the highlights below

      Highlights Weekend Internship (London Only) Half Internship (London Only) Full Internship (UK Only) Full Internship (UK and Europe)
      Days of Timetable Days 2 & 3 Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-10
      Immersive 2-day murder trial experience: Cross-examine witnesses; analyse real-life criminal evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Coaching on how to become a top criminal lawyer.
      Argue a human rights case before a judge in London’s Supreme Court. Attend a meeting with corporate lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers. Comprehensive public speaking coaching by barristers.
      Private networking session with top London lawyers.
      3-day International Law trip to Amsterdam and The Hague. Visit the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice. Return flights to Amsterdam, meals and 2 nights’ accommodation in The Hague.
      Experiences at The University of Oxford, a pioneering legal technology company and some of London’s leading legal landmarks.
      Personalised career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
      Price
      Internship (without accommodation or meals)
      £395

      £1350

      £2600

      £3550
      Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included
      Not available

      £600

      £1350

      £1350
      Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
      Not available

      £100

      £100

      £100
      Immersive 2-day murder trial experience: Cross-examine witnesses; analyse real-life criminal evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Coaching on how to become a top criminal lawyer.

      Internship (without accommodation or meals)


      £395

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


      Not available

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


      Not available

      Immersive 2-day murder trial experience: Cross-examine witnesses; analyse real-life criminal evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Coaching on how to become a top criminal lawyer.
      Argue a human rights case before a judge in London’s Supreme Court. Attend a meeting with corporate lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers. Comprehensive public speaking coaching by barristers.
      Private networking session with top London lawyers.

      Internship (without accommodation or meals)


      £1350

      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 2-day murder trial experience: Cross-examine witnesses; analyse real-life criminal evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Coaching on how to become a top criminal lawyer.
      Argue a human rights case before a judge in London’s Supreme Court. Attend a meeting with corporate lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers. Comprehensive public speaking coaching by barristers.
      Private networking session with top London lawyers.
      Experiences at The University of Oxford, a pioneering legal technology company and some of London’s leading legal landmarks.
      Personalised career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.

      Internship (without accommodation or meals)


      £2600

      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

      Immersive 2-day murder trial experience: Cross-examine witnesses; analyse real-life criminal evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Coaching on how to become a top criminal lawyer.
      Argue a human rights case before a judge in London’s Supreme Court. Attend a meeting with corporate lawyers on the top floor of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers. Comprehensive public speaking coaching by barristers.
      Private networking session with top London lawyers.
      3-day International Law trip to Amsterdam and The Hague. Visit the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice. Return flights to Amsterdam, meals and 2 nights’ accommodation in The Hague.
      Personalised career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.

      Internship (without accommodation or meals)


      £3550

      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

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