Young Lawyers Summer School - Debate Chamber

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.

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!’

Practical Details

The Young Lawyers Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14, and will take place 16th – 19th July (and repeated 23rd – 26th July and 20th – 23rd August) 2019.

The 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 cost of the four-day Young Lawyers Summer School is £365 per student – to secure your place you will need to pay a 50% deposit, with the balance payment due eight weeks in advance of the course start date.

To book a place or places at the Young Lawyers Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0800 8101058, email info@debatechamber.com, or book online.

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.