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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. 

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, Juliette Chase