The Young Lawyer Summer Weekend
The Young Lawyer Summer Weekend
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 6th to 7th July 2019
Location: University College London (UCL)

The Young Lawyer Summer Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students ages 15-18 to experience life as a criminal lawyer at the world-famous University College London.

Join us for an action-packed weekend, where you will embark upon an interactive journey through a murder case from start to finish. You will participate in a police station interview, evidence review, cross-examination, and court advocacy; all under the guidance of specialist criminal lawyers.

No prior experience or knowledge is required – just an ambition to defend or prosecute potential criminals…

Outcomes & Highlights

1. You will gain a 360-degree experience of a murder case, with live, interactive experiences including:

  • Representing your client at the police station
  • Reviewing the evidence and plotting a successful strategy
  • Participating in a 'bad character application'
  • Representing your client in a live trial: conduct opening and closing speeches, cross-examine witnesses, and convince the jury to decide in your client's favour

2. You will be trained in how to become a top criminal lawyer:

  • Selecting the most attractive universities and extra-curricular activities
  • Getting the right work experience
  • Becoming an excellent public speaker

3. You will create a life-long network of invaluable contacts:

  • Meet top criminal lawyers from the UK and ask them all your burning questions
  • Work with some of the most ambitious and talented students from around the world flying in for the weekend
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant lawyer will respond to your questions

4. You will boost your university application form and job prospects:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as attention to detail, public speaking, teamwork and strategic thinking.
  • Gain a unique addition to your CV before university, and an edge over the competition.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications.

The InvestIN Commitment

You will also be invited to complete an optional online assessment of what you learned on the weekend. You will be awarded a certificate for passing; which can be a fantastic addition to your university application and CV.

After the programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the weekend is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.


Weekend Programme Fee:
£375/student without accommodation OR £595/student including two nights in official UCL halls of residence (places are limited). The Programme Fee includes one place on both days of the Young Lawyer Summer Weekend; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates.

Book two or more places on any Summer 2019 InvestIN programme for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPSUMMER19during registration to benefit from this.

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

Day 1
10.30am The World of a Criminal Lawyer - Your role as a criminal lawyer this weekend
- The legal process
- The expectations
- Excelling for your client
- Then, from 11:00 on Saturday until 15:30 on Sunday 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...
11.00am The Police Station - Review initial disclosure
-Discuss strategy with the police and the Defendants
-Live police interviews take place
- Represent your client during the interview
12.00pm The Defendants' Previous Convictions - Review the evidence
-Does the evidence strengthen your client's case?
- Are the witnesses reliable?
- Decide on the best strategy to pursue
1.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm The First Court Appearance - Represent your client for the first time
- Prosecution opens
- Argue a 'bad character' application before the judge
- Should the Defendants' previous convictions be kept from the jury?
4:00pm Preparing 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
5.00pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice

Day 2
10.30am The 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
13.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm The 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
3.30pm The Closing Statements And The Decision - Closing statements for the Defence
- The jury makes its verdict
4.00pm Career Coaching and Networking Session - How to break into a career as a criminal 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 criminal lawyers
5.45pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice


Programme Location

University College, London (UCL)
The Cruciform Building
Gower Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

Accommodation Location (optional) 

We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 5th July (check-in) to Sunday 7th July 2019 (check-out):

Ramsay Hall (UCL)
20 Maple Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
What is provided in the residences?

Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.

Items provided Items NOT provided
  • Kitchen facilities with basic crockery, cutlery and utensils, microwave, kettle
  • Bed linen and a bath towel
  • Weekly clean of the bedrooms and bed linen change
  • Wireless internet access in the bedrooms
  • Access to launderette
  • Luggage storage (day of departure only, at some sites, at discretion of staff)
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shampoo and other personal hygiene items
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms
  • Room service
  • Daily inspection and cleaning of the bedrooms
  • TV in the bedroom
When should I arrive and leave?

Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 5th July. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.

Check-out will occur at 9.00am on Sunday 7th July. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Sunday.

How do I get to the accommodation?

The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.

Will I have to share my room/facilities?

The rooms are single, but bathrooms are shared.

How safe is the accommodation?

UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.

Can you tell me more about the chaperones?

Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration twice per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.

Are any meals included?

Meals are included if the accommodation option is selected and booked. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.

Do I need a visa?

Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check

Do I need to provide any details in advance of my arrival?

Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.

What happens in the event of an accident or emergency?

A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.

House rules?

Registration takes place twice per day at the halls of residence:

Students must be present for each registration.

We ask that students are back on accommodation premises by 21:30 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.

Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration

Can parents visit or stay?

Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall itself as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.

Can I stay one night instead of two?

Only two nights’ accommodation is available. If you are only able to check-in on Saturday please let us know and we shall make arrangements for you.

Can I cancel my accommodation?

Accommodation is non-refundable.

Is there WiFi internet access?

There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.

Are the rooms air-conditioned/heated?

No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.

Can you arrange an airport pick-up?

We do offer airport pick ups/drop-offs for an additional charge. Please email us at or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss further.

Can I stay longer in the accommodation or check-in earlier?

We are not able to arrange accommodation outside the dates of the internship. We can recommend some local hotels if you require accommodation either before or after the dates of our programme.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPSUMMER19 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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