On our Pathways to Law Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • gain first-hand experience of what studying law at university is like;
  • participate in career and legal skills-building workshops;
  • gain an insight into the working-life of lawyers and legal professionals;
  • benefit from access to expert advice and guidance on university applications and legal careers; and receive on-going mentoring from current Newcastle law students.

You’ll enjoy meeting likeminded A-Level students from the North East and further afield as you travel with your cohort around the country to visit the Inns of Court and participate in the Pathways to Law National Conference at the University of Warwick. You’ll also be given the chance to take part in work experience in the legal sector throughout your first year on 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

7th November

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.

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