The Pathways to Law programme at the University of Leeds offers varied and valuable activities to participants: along with the core programme of work experience opportunities, attending the National Conference, and visiting the Inner Temple, you can also expect workshops and networking opportunities with a variety of law students and academics, and a range of legal professionals from magistrates and paralegals to barristers and a High Court Judge! The aim is to give you all the information you need to make a confident decision about your future and a CV and personal statement that can take you where you want to be – whether that’s studying at Leeds or elsewhere, studying Law or something else entirely!

The hope is that you’ll finish your two years on Pathways to Law with the skills, knowledge, and experience that’ll see you stepping confidently into the next stage of your journey.

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

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Step 2

Applications open

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

15th October 2023

Step 4

Decisions announced

Dependent on each programme and university – usually October to 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 University of Leeds 2023/24 have now closed.