Young Lawyers Summer School

Over the course of the four-day Young Lawyers Summer School students aged 11-14 will have the opportunity to explore questions of what law is, how laws are made, and how courts and the justice system work, as well as getting a taste of a variety of different legal areas including criminal, family, contract and human rights law. On day 4, the Young Lawyers will take the role of barristers in a full Mock Crown Court Trial. Dressed in wig and gown students will build their case from the available evidence, question their witnesses and make speeches to the jury.

As well as being lots of fun, and giving students a first look at a possible career path, an important goal of the Young Lawyers course is to develop a core set of transferable skills. The Mock Trial and debating elements of the event, for example, will stimulate students’ skills of analysis, teamwork, and public speaking (as well as giving a great confidence boost).

This course will give students the opportunity to take their first steps towards a legal career in an extremely lively, challenging and enjoyable environment together with others who have an interest in law or who are keen to learn about it. The tutors are friendly, engaging and experienced at working with younger students, and will ensure that everyone feels confident and comfortable in participating.

A full schedule for this course can be seen here.

For full practical and booking details just scroll down past the reviews.

Over the course of the four-day Young Lawyers Summer School students aged 11-14 will have the opportunity to explore questions of what law is, how laws are made, and how courts and the justice system work, as well as getting a taste of a variety of different legal areas including criminal, family, contract and human rights law. On day 4, the Young Lawyers will take the role of barristers in a full Mock Crown Court Trial. Dressed in wig and gown students will build their case from the available evidence, question their witnesses and make speeches to the jury.

As well as being lots of fun, and giving students a first look at a possible career path, an important goal of the Young Lawyers course is to develop a core set of transferable skills. The Mock Trial and debating elements of the event, for example, will stimulate students’ skills of analysis, teamwork, and public speaking (as well as giving a great confidence boost).

This course will give students the opportunity to take their first steps towards a legal career in an extremely lively, challenging and enjoyable environment together with others who have an interest in law or who are keen to learn about it. The tutors are friendly, engaging and experienced at working with younger students, and will ensure that everyone feels confident and comfortable in participating.

See a full schedule for this course here.

‘The Young Lawyers course was amazing! I made friends very quickly and enjoyed learning about law. I learnt loads and have now learnt different types of law in detail I didn’t know. I enjoyed it very much.’

‘This course was a fantastic way to get an introduction to law where you can experience and take part in a real trial. You also go into detail on all types of law and do activities to learn more. I loved it!’

‘This course was extremely informative, and very interesting. I would highly recommend this course if you are young and thinking of becoming a barrister or lawyer, as it gives a great insight into the world of law!’

Practical Details

While the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, courses will be held online, rather than in-person.

At this stage, it is unclear what the situation will be for summer 2021 in terms of in-person events – we will continue to review the situation as it develops, but in-person courses will not be scheduled until we can be confident that they can go ahead safely, and with a very low probability of disruption.

In any case, it is very likely that online courses will be offered next summer in addition to in-person events, for those who would prefer not to travel to London. Booking for online summer events will open in late Autumn 2020.

The Young Lawyers Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14.

The usual venue for this course is Student Central, University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

The in-person course is four days in length, and teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

If you are interested in this course, either in person or online you can click on the ‘Express Your Interest’ button below and let us know that you would like to hear about any news or updates related to this event.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.