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We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

The Young Lawyer Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Law in London

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Lawyer Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Law in London

Overview

    Last chance to register for this Summer Experience! There are few remaining places for intakes starting on 29th July and 19th August. Registration is closed for the intake starting on the 8th July.

    Join us for the ultimate work experience for aspiring lawyers in London this summer, for students aged 15-18

    Over the course of 2 weeks, students aged 15-18 will get to step into the shoes of a lawyer working in London, through a range of immersive career simulations and exclusive professional site visits. Argue a human rights case in London's Supreme Court, work with corporate lawyers in a City of London skyscraper, and more.

    Students enrolled in our summer programme will build contacts in the legal field that’ll be helpful for them in the future, whilst gaining knowledge and experience in their dream role. They’ll also get to spend time at University College London, a globally renowned institution. A perfect opportunity for any aspiring lawyer, InvestIN’s programme will look great on university applications, supporting students in the next few years of their academic lives.

    Register now for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful lawyer, or contact us to find out more.

     

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    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 a London's skyscraper
    • Powerful public speaking coaching by expert barristers
    • Experience human rights law at Amnesty International's UK Headquarters
    • Stand up for the public in a national enquiry 
    • Represent a nation in an international treaty negotiation and fight for treaty terms most favourable to your client
    Meet Senior Lawyers: 
    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with lawyers from world-renowned firms specialising in criminal, corporate, human rights, family, international law and more
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
    Career Coaching:
    • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in law
    • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:
    • Attending the Summer experience demonstrates that you have gained skills, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university application.
    • Personalised industry reference letter from lawyers confirming what you achieved on the programme.
    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
    • Experience life at one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the ultimate law work experience, creating an invaluable global network.
    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

    Choose from one of the following options:

    1.   First Week Only (taster experience); or
    2.   Two-Week Experience (the full programme); or
    3.   Two-Week Premium Experience (the ultimate package with both weeks plus enhanced benefits)

    Accommodation
    You can choose either residential or non-residential. The accommodation is at UCL student halls in central London. We provide residential students with meals, guardianship and fun activities on evenings and weekends. Airport transfers are also available at checkout.

    Coming from abroad?
    • To date, we have welcomed students onto InvestIN programmes from over 100 different countries. They often say that a huge motivation is to meet and befriend students from around the world, whilst taking their English language skills to the next level. 
    • Attending a summer programme is a fantastic way to experience London, one of the world’s most renowned capital cities for academic excellence, global commerce and vibrant culture. You can also select our residential package to truly experience life on-campus at a top UK university (UCL), by living in private ensuite rooms at university halls of residence. We can offer everything you need – from airport transfers to meals and a fantastic evening social programme.
    • For students learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), attending an InvestIN programme facilitates real-world application of English. Students will be immersed in the language 24/7, whether that’s working in a team, writing a project proposal, presenting to a group, networking with professionals or socialising with peers. Our programmes are delivered and facilitated by native English speakers, whilst over 50% of our students are from the UK and the US, providing international students with the perfect opportunity to enhance their oral and written skills in a professional and social context. Find out more about the benefits for EFL students in our blog post here.
    • For information about visas and language requirements, please see our FAQs page here.
    Coming from the UK?
    • You can choose to attend our programmes as a day student if you live locally. Otherwise, our residential package will give you a great flavour of life in student halls of residence before you apply to university in the future.
    • Around 50% of our students come from abroad, providing you with a unique opportunity to network with and befriend peers from a range of different backgrounds and cultures.

    Immersive Experiences Week 1

    The Murder Trial

    • Over the course of two days, you will enter the world of criminal law by following a simulated trial from the moment of arrest through to verdict
    • You will represent either prosecution or defence and act as a lawyer in the proceedings
    • Review initial police disclosures, discuss interview strategy, and represent the police or the defendants during the live police interview
    • Act out an application for bail
    • Make closing and opening court speeches
    • Cross-examine witnesses
    • Feedback from real criminal lawyers

    Corporate Law

    • Step into the shoes of a corporate lawyer on the top floor of a London skyscraper
    • Learn from top corporate lawyers and understand the skills you need
    • Corporate law simulation: enter a legal negotiation on behalf of an international company wanting to acquire another
    • Receive live feedback from expert corporate lawyers on your negotiation approach

    Family Law

    • Analyse a high-profile divorce case and decide the correct legal advice
    • Serve as the family lawyer representing the clients at trial
    • Read and interpret expert witness statements and forensic evidence
    • Defend your client’s wishes and try to get the best outcome for them
    • Receive live feedback from family lawyers on your performance

    This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

    There are 3 start dates you can select from for 2024: 8th July; OR 29th July; OR 19th August.
    You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’, ‘Two Weeks’ or our ‘Two Week Premium’ package. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

    Bookings are now sold out for the intake starting 8th July. For intakes starting on 29th July and 19th August, bookings are over 80% full and we expect to close registration soon.

    Click “Register Now” to book your place.

    London 1 week London 2-weeks London Premium
    Length First week only 2-weeks full programme 2-weeks Premium
    Immersive murder trial experience: cross-examine witnesses; analyse forensic evidence; perform opening and closing speeches. Experience corporate and family law.
    For students coming from abroad, enhance your oral and written skills in business-level English
    Argue a case in the Supreme Court. Discover human rights law at Amnesty International. Negotiate an international law treaty. Public speaking coaching by barristers.
    Private networking session with top lawyers
    Industry reference letter: personalised letter from lawyers confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
    Graduation ceremony for the completion of the full programme
    Professional development portfolio: CV-writing masterclass, LinkedIn workshop, professional headshots, personality profiling & psychometric testing
    Leadership, teamwork & strategy coaching & team challenge
    Gala dinner with professionals on the River Thames
    Keynote speeches & networking reception with accomplished industry leaders
    Summer Experience fee £1950 £2950 £3950
    Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
    £1290
    Available for an additional
    £2795
    Available for an additional
    £2795
    Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
    £300
    Available for an additional
    £300
    Available for an additional
    £300

    Choose a location below:

    In Person

    Available dates:

    • 8th July, 29th July or 19th August

    Venues:

    • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

    Accommodation location:

    • Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 4 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls.

       

      Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN

      College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

      International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

      Frances Gardner House, WC1X 0HD

       

    Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at info@investin.org and we'll be happy to help!

    When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
    Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
    Do I get a certificate?
    Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at info@investin.org.
    Who are your safeguarding team?
    On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
    What is included in the accommodation package?
    You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
    Do you offer payment plans?
    Do you offer payment plans? Yes, payment plans are available until the end of April 2024. We are now only accepting payments in full. Please contact info@investin.org if you would like further assistance.
    Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
    Programme hours take place Monday-Friday, with a break over the weekend. If you select the 2-Week Premium option, the weekend will feature exclusive professional development opportunities outlined in the timetable.
    What are the benefits of legal work experience?
    There are several benefits of getting work experience in the legal field, including: - You'll build skills in key areas, such as research, writing, and communication - It'll enhance your CV, making you stand out to employers in the future - It emphasises your desire to work in the field, which will look good when applying for jobs - You'll be able to explore different areas of law and see which is best for you - It's the only way to get direct experience of legal work - You'll build a network of other interns and professionals
    What qualifications do you need to become a lawyer?
    Those looking to become a lawyer through university will need to complete a qualifying law degree (LLB) before taking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. Students studying an unrelated undergraduate subject can take a law conversion course and/or an SQE preparation course before taking their exams. After the SQE, students will need to complete 2 years of qualifying legal work experience (this may include a training contract). They'll then need to pass the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) character and suitability requirements. Those looking to become a lawyer without attending university can complete a Solicitor Apprenticeship. This six-year, Level 7 programme is primarily designed for A-level graduates, paralegals and chartered legal executives. Prospective barristers will need to complete at least three components of legal training: - The academic component (a law degree) - The vocational component (the Bar course) - The work-based learning component (a pupillage) Once all these components are complete, you can either apply for tenancy as a self-employed barrister in chambers or go into practice as an employed barrister.
    What skills do you need to be a lawyer?
    Successful lawyers tend to have a particular set of skills, which include: - Teamwork: Regardless of your specialisation, you'll be working as part of a larger team, so the ability to work with others is essential - Independence: You'll also need to be able to work independently, whether researching, writing, or performing other common tasks - Problem-solving skills: Creative problem-solving will help you build arguments and explore new avenues when challenges arise - Communication skills: Both verbal and written communication skills are vital in a role where clarity is so important - The ability to work under pressure: You'll face regular deadlines and obstacles, so it's vital you can work in pressurised situations - Empathy: Being a good listener and having the ability to understand others will serve you in a legal career, especially when working with clients - Research skills: You'll have to research lots of information and analyse cases, regulations, and so on, so research skills are essential
    Is it difficult to become a lawyer in the UK?
    It's competitive to become a lawyer, and it requires years of studying, hard work, experience in the field, and dedication. Our summer school is a great way for students to get ahead at a young age, so contact us today to find out more.

    WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

    Information for international & EFL students

    We have a minimum English language requirement of B2 (upper-intermediate, CEFR). For students learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), attending an InvestIN programme facilitates real-world application of English. Our programmes are delivered and facilitated by native English speakers, whilst over 50% of our students are from the UK and the US, providing international students with the perfect opportunity to enhance their oral and written skills in a professional and social context. Find out more about the benefits for EFL students in our blog post here.

     

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