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The Young Lawyer Autumn Internship

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
24th - 28th October 2020

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Lawyer Autumn Internship gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree work experience in Law, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with top lawyers ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the real-life work of a lawyer, with opportunities to argue a human rights case before a judge*, handle a murder case from start to finish under the guidance of senior barristers, and attend an interactive session with a group of corporate lawyers.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our lawyers and ask them all your burning questions, just as you would in-person.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful lawyer.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Legal Experiences:

  • Be coached in public speaking/advocacy by senior barristers and then argue a human rights case before a judge*
  • 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 from international firms

    Meet Senior Lawyers From A Variety Of Specialities:

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

      Comprehensive Career Coaching:

      • 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
      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used by top law firms and barristers’ chambers
      • Personalised development plan: create a personalised development plan based on the advice you are given, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      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

      You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

          *Barristers will be presiding as judges

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

            Internship Fee:

            £595/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

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

            Timetable

            DAY 1: THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 1)

            DAY 2: THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 2)

            DAY 3: THE CORPORATE LAWYER

            DAY 4: HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            DAY 1: THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 1)

            11.00amThe World of a Criminal Lawyer

            - Your role as a criminal lawyer this weekend
            - The legal process
            - The expectations
            - Excelling for your client
            - Then, from 11:30 onwards 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...

            11.30amThe Police Station

            - Review initial disclosure
            - Discuss strategy with the police and the Defendants
            - Live police interviews take place
            - Represent your client during the interview

            12.30pmExamining The Evidence

            - Review detailed evidence about the murder: witness statements, forensic reports, text messages, cell-site maps and more
            - Discuss the best strategy for your client

            1.30pmLunch Break

            2.00pmPreparing 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

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 2: THE MURDER TRIAL (PART 2)

            11.00amThe 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

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.30pmThe 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

            3.30pmThe Closing Statements And The Decision

            - Closing statements for the Defence
            - The jury makes its verdict

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 3: THE CORPORATE LAWYER

            11.00amThe Corporate Lawyer

            - An interactive session putting you at the heart of working for an international commercial law firm
            - Immersive coaching on the most important skill you need for a future in corporate law: commercial awareness

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmInternational Business Case

            - International business case study: can you help a US tech company establish operations in Europe and Asia?
            - Use the coaching from the morning session to analyse law and apply it to the facts, to design commercially-aware solutions for your client

            3.00pmCareer Coaching and Networking: Corporate Law

            - How to break into a career as a corporate 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 corporate lawyers

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 4: HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

            11.00amThe Human Rights Lawyer

            - A morning 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 judgements
            -Understand what the human rights act means for lawyers and clients across the world
            -The complex dynamic between law and politics

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmPublic Speaking/Advocacy Coaching

            - Coaching by barristers on the art of public speaking/advocacy in the courtroom
            - Interactive exercises on preparation, enunciation, body language, pace, intonation, structure, confidence and more

            2.30pmYou Become The Human Rights Advocate

            - Work on a real-life Supreme Court Human Rights case
            - Structure your case and argue it before a judge* using the advocacy skills you were coached on earlier in the day

            4.00pmCareer Coaching and Networking: Barristers

            - How to break into a career as a barrister
            - 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 barristers

            5.00pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            11.00amApplying for Top Legal Jobs

            - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top law firms and barristers' chambers
            - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

            12.00pmWork Experience

            - Coaching on how to get the work experience that legal employers are looking for - both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
            - How to make the most of work experience once you get it - impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmAssessment Centres

            - How to impress during assessment centres
            - Experience mock assessment centre activities used by both law firms and barristers' chambers and receive feedback on your performance

            3.00pmInterviews

            - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            -Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in

            4.00pmClose

            *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top lawyer. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

            Venue & Dates

            Live Online

            24th - 28th October 2020

            Live Online:

            24th - 28th October 2020

            You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

            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 Autumn 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.

            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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