The Young Lawyer Programme

The Young Lawyer Programme

London • Ages 15-18

24th November 2019
University College, London (UCL)

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. 

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.

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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.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights 

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.

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.

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.

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

 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 College, London (UCL)
    The Institute Of Education
    20 Bedford Way
    WC1H 0AL
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map


    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.


    Please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions! You may also find our FAQ section useful.

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