Sutton Trust's Pathways to Law offered at the University of Roehampton:

Programme Aim:
The University of Roehampton is a proud partner of the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law Programme; an initiative that provides young pupils from non-privileged backgrounds with first-hand experience to what studying law at university is like. The aim of the programme is to widen access to the legal profession. It supports students to achieve their full potential with a robust legal education.

The Pathways to Law programme was set up in 2006 by The Sutton Trust and The Legal Education Foundation, with support from major law firms, to inspire and support academically-able students in years ten to thirteen.

Roehampton Law School:
Because law needs to be taught as it will be practised, Roehampton Law School provides students with the skills they need to succeed, through teaching that focuses on how to practise the law and applying it to everyday life.

Head of Roehampton Law School, Giles Proctor said: “We are delighted to be a part of this programme which affirms the University’s vision and welcome pupils from nearby schools. We have a ‘law in practice’ series of activities offering students many opportunities to gain practical law experience, increase their knowledge of law, and meet with our current law students and supportive law staff.”

How the programme works:
The Pathways to Law programme runs over two years, during which the Roehampton Law School will deliver students from year twelve with a series of opportunities to:

  • Gain knowledge of law from various perspectives through academic sessions and workshops.
  • Have a friendly mentor, who is a current student studying law at Roehampton.
  • Have careers guidance with one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation.
  • Secure a work placement at a renowned London law firm with support from our dedicated Law School Careers Advisor.
  • Visit iconic London locations such as the Inner Temple and the Supreme Court.
  • Prepare for university life and gain access to information on student finance, UCAS applications and more. 

Student Testimonials:

"In my experience of Pathways to Law, not only did I gain a greater understanding of law, but I received great opportunities in the legal world. I also met a lot of amazing new friends who I will keep in contact with during and well after university. Participating in this programme has helped influence my future career."

-Alek-Zander Chullan-Hoyte

"This programme has given me the confidence and motivation to pursue a career in law. Taking part in a work experience placement enabled me to better understand the field of work. The support I have received through the delivery of sessions has made me realise I can succeed."

-Mariam Davis

"My experience has opened up many opportunities for me such as a legal experience at Pinsent Masons, attending the Warwick Conference of Law, and visits to the Inner Temple and the Supreme Court. The past few years have been great to aid me in my future career aspiration to become a lawyer. I have been inspired to work harder to get into the university of my choice."

-Vita Borzelleca-North

How to get involved:
If you would like to apply for the programme, please visit the Sutton Trust application page for more information.

If you are a current student or have any questions about the programme at Roehampton, please contact our Careers Advisor, Chris Naughton