The Young Lawyer Programme (Manchester)

The Young Lawyer Programme (Manchester)

Manchester • Ages 15-18

14th March 2020
University of Manchester

The Young Lawyer Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of legal practice, wrapping 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, simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions, to give you a genuine experience of life as a lawyer in some of the most desirable areas of practice.

You will leave the programme with a competitive edge over your peers in the race for the most desirable legal jobs, and a 'super-curricular' experience to include in your UCAS form.

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An Immersive Experience of Legal Practice:

  • You will step into the shoes of a lawyer for the day, with top solicitors and barristers coaching you through interactive simulations, including: 
  • A live murder trial where you can cross-examine witnesses
  • Debating a high-profile human rights case about religious clothing
  • Challenging your opponents in a high-profile litigation case
  • Public speaking coaching by expert barristers

Career Coaching for Future Lawyers:

  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top lawyer
  • An action plan of how to become a solicitor or barrister, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience With Top Barristers and Solicitors:

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

Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

  • 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 Format:

The programme takes place in a University of Manchester lecture hall and involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

Programme Fee:

£135/student for the full day. 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.

    Programme Timetable*
    10.30am Enter The Courtroom - An immersive experience of interactive legal exercises to give you the core skills you need to be a successful lawyer: public speaking, organisation, attention to detail, commercial awareness and communication:
    - Debate with opponents in a high-profile litigation case
    - Advise a client on a multi-million pound faulty goods claim
    - Public speaking coaching by a senior barrister
    11.50pm The Criminal Lawyer – Live Murder Trial - Live murder trial where you will:
    - Analyse police evidence
    - Hear witness evidence
    - Cross-examine witnesses
    - Play the role of the jury and deliver the verdict
    1.15pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm The Corporate Lawyer - A senior City lawyer coaches you on the why, where, what, and who of corporate law firms
    - The pressure, the expectations, and the privileges
    - Your path to partnership at a prestigious City firm
    2.30pm The Human Rights Lawyer Debate with opponents in two thrilling human rights cases:
    - 1) Is it lawful for a suspected terrorist to be deported to his homeland?
    - 2) Can your client force his daughter to wear religious clothing?
    - Understand what the Human Rights Act means for lawyers and clients across the world
    - The complex dynamic between law and politics
    3.45pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Lawyer - Expert advice from a City law firm recruitment expert, and a Senior Barrister
    - Solicitors vs barristers
    - University choices
    - Work experience
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Interview techniques
    - What you can do now to stand out in the future
    4.30pm Panel Discussion - Ask questions to experienced lawyers across various disciplines
    - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
    - Key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice.


    Programme Location

    University of Manchester
    The Renold Building
    Altrincham St
    M1 7JA
    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.


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