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The Future Lawyer Summer Experience

The Future Lawyer Summer Experience

Ages 12-14 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The in-person experience is fully sold out. You can now only register for the Live Online version of this experience which begins on 12th August.

The Future Lawyer Summer Experience gives students aged 12-14 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as a lawyer in London.

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

Also available on the Summer Experience are opportunities to meet barristers in their chambers; take part in a legal ‘escape room’,  and benefit from a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.

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.

Highlights

Immersive Legal Experiences:

  • 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
  • Attend a meeting with human rights lawyers in an internationally renowned NGO
  • Daily Q&A sessions with top lawyers
  • Explore London’s unique legal influence across the globe 

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:

  • 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 In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the summer experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as attention-to-detail, public speaking and commercial awareness
    • Complete the online assessment after the summer experience and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/college applications

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience one of the world’s best universities: UCL
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the summer experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

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

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – BECOME THE ADVOCATE

    DAY 3 – CRIMINAL LAW

    DAY 4 – FAMILY LAW

    DAY 5 – CORPORATE LAW

    DAY 6 –MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

    DAY 7 – HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACTIVISM

    DAY 8 –PRISON BREAK: INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    3.00pmStart

    During the first five days of the Summer Experience you will develop some of the skills most crucial to becoming a top lawyer, including the questioning of witnesses, conducting negotiations and legal advocacy. These skills are explored through simulations based in some of the core legal areas, including criminal law, corporate law and human rights.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top lawyer
    - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial legal skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including teamwork, public speaking and attention to detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious pupils from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – BECOME THE ADVOCATE

    10:30amStart

    MorningPublic Speaking Coaching

    Become an expert advocate by learning to vary your style of advocacy according to your target audience.

    - 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

    AfternoonYou Become and 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

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 3 – CRIMINAL LAW

    10:30amStart

    MorningBuild the Prosecution Case

    Enter the world of criminal law and take on the task of constructing and presenting a public prosecution.
    - Explore the crime scene and work together to build the prosecution’s case
    - Receive and closely study a brief against the defendant
    - ‘The devil is in the detail’: determine potential points of contention
    - Prepare for trial! Work in teams to prepare the prosecution’s submissions and witness examinations for the impending trial

    AfternoonTake on the Defence Team

    - Critically analyse the defendant’s case
    - Look for flaws in their timeline, logic, and argument
    - Present a detailed deconstruction of the defendant’s case in front of top lawyers
    - Receive personalised feedback from experienced lawyers

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – FAMILY LAW

    10:30amStart

    MorningThe World of Family Law

    Focus on your interpersonal and client handling skills as you take the role of a family lawyer and conduct some tricky conferences.

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

    AfternoonEnter a Client Conference

    - Experience first-hand a series of interactive client conferences
    - Develop your skills from the morning when interacting with clients
    - Become the family lawyer and put your new-found skills to the test
    - Take charge and influence the outcome of those conferences

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 5 – CORPORATE LAW

    10:30amStart

    MorningCorporate Law

    Explore the exciting world of corporate law as you take part in some high-stakes negotiations on behalf of wealthy and successful clients.
    - Discover the ever-changing landscape of corporate law and the role of a lawyer outside of the courtroom
    - Familiarise yourself with the art of negotiation
    - Lead a negotiation on behalf of your client and work to secure the best possible deal
    - Receive pointers and coaching from experienced negotiators

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Panel Q&A

    - An insight into the different branches of law and a day-in-the-life of a top lawyer
    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at GCSE/IGCSE/A-level/IB/university and more
    - Coaching from experienced lawyers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 6 –MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

    10:30amStart

    MorningEnter Barristers’ Chambers

    - 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
    - Uncover 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

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event in The Heart of Legal London

    - Take part in a private networking session with top human rights and international lawyers
    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 7 – HUMAN RIGHTS AND ACTIVISM

    10.30Start

    Morning & AfternoonThe Legal Activist: Experience with a Human Rights Charity

    - Meet people from a world-renowned NGO, fighting to protect human rights around the world
    - Changing lives: discover the ways in which law can be used to address and tackle societal issues and concerns
    - Work in teams to identify an issue, come up with a solution, and prepare a campaign to advocate for social and legal change
    - Maximise your chances of securing genuine change by coming up with a multi-pronged approach to your campaign, incorporating legal as well as social strategies
    - Demonstrate the legal skills of flexible thinking and responding under pressure by dealing with obstacles and unexpected outcomes in the moment
    - Build momentum by presenting your campaign to key stakeholders and interest groups and gaining public support

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 8 –PRISON BREAK: INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    10:30amStart

    MorningPrison Break

    Put your newfound legal knowledge to the test as you race again the clock to escape.
    - 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
    - A modern penal system: explore new approaches to criminal justice

    AfternoonInteractive Escape Room

    - Work your way through a series of law-based problems and brain teasers
    - Put your expert knowledge gained from the Summer Experience 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?

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 9 –PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    10:30amStart

    MorningYour Path as a Lawyer

    Today your will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in your journey to becoming a top lawyer.

    - A roadmap to success: explore the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job
    - Become the career advisor: support aspiring lawyers as they navigate the career path that lies ahead
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to stand out from the crowd and develop important skills for a career in law
    - Impactful work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and making the most of any opportunities

    AfternoonYour Personal Profile

    - Skills gap: assess your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development
    - SMART goals: set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals to help you achieve your dream
    - Personal pitch workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how to talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
    - Become the interviewer: interview candidates for a training contract or pupillage alongside senior members of the firm or chambers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    4.00pmClose

    DAY 10 –PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10:30amStart

    Reflect upon your experiences from the last 10 days and explore how to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as a springboard for your future.

    MorningProject Launchpad


    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core legal skills, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top lawyer
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 1)

    DAY 2 - THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 2)

    DAY 3 – CORPORATE LAW

    DAY 4 – LEGAL ADVOCACY

    DAY 5 – FAMILY LAW AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 1)

    11.00amStart

    During the first five days of the Summer Experience you will develop some of the skills most crucial to becoming a top lawyer, including questioning of witnesses, conducting negotiations and legal advocacy. These skills are explored through simulations based in some of the core legal areas, including criminal law, corporate law and human rights.

    MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top lawyer
    - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial legal skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including teamwork, public speaking and attention-to-detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonThe Police Station

    From cuffed to court! Over the next two days, you will enter the world of criminal law by following a trial from the moment of arrest through to verdict.
    - A murder has taken place! Represent either the police or the defendants in the initial interactions following the arrest of three suspects
    - Review initial police disclosures, discuss interview strategy, and represent the police or the defendants during the live police interview
    - Reflect on the effectiveness of your interview strategy with expert criminal lawyers and discuss the implications for trial

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 - THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 2)

    11.00amStart

    The calm before the court! The trial begins: prepare to represent the defence or the prosecution at the first court appearance

    MorningThe First Court Appearance

    - Understand the importance of bail to defendants and the concerns of the prosecution about suspects walking free before trial
    - Work in your teams to argue for or against the grant of bail to the three suspects and receive feedback from expert criminal lawyers on your advocacy skills
    - Effective preparation is a vital component of a lawyer’s DNA: work in your teams to analyse the facts of the case and prepare for the full trial tomorrow

    AfternoonThe Trial

    Work in your team to conduct the trial from start to finish.
    - Develop your public speaking by making closing and opening court speeches and receiving live feedback from experts
    - Witness questioning! Prove your case by examining-in-chief your own witnesses while cross-examining opponent witnesses
    - Become the jury: the fates of the three defendants are in your hands!

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – CORPORATE LAW

    11.00amStart

    Step into the shoes of a corporate lawyer and gain the fundamental skills needed to thrive in this career path.

    MorningCorporate Negotiation

    - Develop your teamwork and negotiation skills in our exciting simulation ‘from field to fest’, where you’ll be working in teams to transform a plot of land into a music festival
    - Strategise and negotiate to secure the best possible venue and headliner for your festival
    - Receive live feedback from expert corporate lawyers on your negotiation approach

    AfternoonMerger & Acquisition

    - Enter a mergers and acquisition negotiation between the festival team and an events company looking to acquire it
    - Face off against the other students: demonstrate your newfound negotiation skills against another group of students
    - Get your client the best possible outcome by implementing the feedback and learning of the morning session

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – LEGAL ADVOCACY

    11.00amStart

    Today you will work with barristers to develop your legal advocacy skills

    MorningPublic Speaking Coaching

    - Receive coaching by expert barristers on how to become a powerful public speaker – one of the most sought-after skills amongst successful professionals
    - Hone your skills in 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
    - Receive feedback on your public speaking performance from top barristers

    AfternoonBecome The Advocate

    - Work in teams to conduct legal analysis on a complex human rights case that has been appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court
    - Allocate roles and prepare to make your case in front of experienced advocates
    - Deliver your legal submissions in a team, putting into practice all of the advocacy coaching you received in the morning
    - Receive live feedback from expert advocates on your performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – FAMILY LAW AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

    11.00amStart

    This day is focused on family law and the conduct of lawyers when handling clients with distressing and complicated legal issues.

    MorningFamily Law: Client Handling Masterclass

    - Receive key coaching on client handling: learn how to effectively advise and support clients, whilst also drawing appropriate boundaries
    - Work in teams to analyse the facts of a case and determine the correct legal advice to be given to your client
    - Conduct effective client conferences by providing accurate advice, taking instructions, and managing clients with difficult and distressing circumstances

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Event

    - Take part in a private networking session with top criminal, corporate, human rights and international lawyers
    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Coaching from experienced lawyers on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Have your burning questions answered and receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    11.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job:
    i) securing a place at a top-tier university
    ii) excelling in your studies
    iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in law post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in law
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned university

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Law and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11.00amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications: Pupillages & Training Contracts

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and receive advice from members of law firms and chambers about what they are looking for in applications
    - You become the recruitment panel: step into the shoes of a senior lawyer working at top law chambers as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews: Pupillages & Training Contracts

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role.
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the interviewer: interview candidates for a training contract or pupillage alongside senior members of the firm or chambers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a training contract and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre.

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in law, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top lawyer
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4.30pmClose

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This experience is almost fully-booked and we shall close registration in the next few days.

    The Summer Experience is for students aged 12-14 and you do not require any prior knowledge. The London Experience will begin on 5th August 2022. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5 or days 1-10. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative 'Live Online' version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)

    Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student's name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

    Summer Experience Type London 5-Day London 10-Day
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Apply a set of laws to complex fact patterns and present your arguments in high-profile legal cases. Public speaking coaching by top barristers
    Construct and present a public prosecution against a defendant
    Help to get your clients out of prison in a virtual legal escape room. Attend a meeting with barristers. Experience human rights law and activism
    Attend a private networking session with top lawyers. Personalised career coaching
    Summer Experience fee
    £950

    £1950
    Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

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

    £100
    Alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (choose 5 or 10 day)
    £595

    £995
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Register Now

    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11:00am - 4:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11:00am - 4:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

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

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