This is a two-year programme that supports Year 12 students who are interested in studying law or would like to pursue a career in the legal sector. Through taking part in these programmes, students will partake in taster sessions delivered by world leading academics from the Law and Anthropology departments at the LSE, network with industry experts and employers from top legal firms, participate in workshops to assist with applying to highly selective universities such as the LSE, find out more about life at LSE, and have the opportunity to undertake a work placement at a top legal firm in the capital. This year, students have had work placements at Law firms such as Hogan Lovells LLP and DLA Piper.

Students that graduate from the Pathways to Law programme therefore leave with a wealth of experiences and opportunities that they may never have had access to without the Pathways programme. Students are also eligible for a contextual offer if they complete the programme.

Application timeline

Step 1

Check you are eligible

You may apply to a Pathways programme if you:

  • Are studying in Year 12 in England or Wales, Year 13 in Northern Ireland, or S5 in Scotland (or equivalent)
  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK

Find out more

Step 2

Applications open

It’s a very simple application form, mostly yes/no questions but it does include one longer question[s] as follows –

“Please give a brief personal statement (of no more than 300 words) explaining your suitability for the programme and why you would like to participate”

Early September

Step 3

Applications close

23rd October

Step 4

Decisions announced

Dependent on each programme and university – usually early October – early December

October - December

Step 5

Launch of Pathways programme

Dependent on each programme and university – usually around November – December

November - December

Applications closed.

Applications for Pathways to Law at LSE 2023/24 have now closed.