• School pupils with legal career ambitions gain a head start thanks to new ‘Explore Law’ events

    4 March 2013

    School pupils keen to find out more about working in the legal profession can sign up for one of a series of new Explore Law events being held across The University of Law’s nationwide locations.

    The free events are aimed at students currently studying their GCSEs, AS and A Levels and will give them the opportunity to find out what it really takes to study law at university and to work as a lawyer.

    They offer interactive law taster workshops and provide students with valuable information on the routes into a career in law and the wide range of legal jobs that are available. Students will also get the chance to put their questions to a panel of practising lawyers and University of Law students.

    Also included in the Explore Law programme is a hands-on exercise to demonstrate how relevant law is to our everyday lives and an interactive taster session on contract law - one of seven subjects which all lawyers have to study as part of their LL.B law degree.
    Students will also go home with tips on how they can get ahead in preparing for a career in law.
    Imogen Burton, Business Development Director at the University, said: “Law is a sought-after profession which attracts the brightest and most talented of our young people. Preparation is key to giving oneself the best possible chance of achieving a legal career and it’s never too early to start. Our free Explore Law events are designed to give aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds a head start and help to ensure that the legal profession benefits from the best talent from as diverse a cross-section of society as possible.”

    The University of Law is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in Europe and has eight centres across the UK. Previously The College of Law, it was awarded university title in November.

    The Explore Law days take place on the following dates:

    Birmingham centre:  March 12
    Bristol centre:  March 13
    Chester centre:  March 21
    Guildford centre:  March 14
    London Bloomsbury centre:  March 12
    Manchester centre:  March 14

    Students can register to attend an Explore Law day by visiting www.law.ac.uk/events 

    Further information from Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The University of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@law.ac.uk)