The project involves a rich engagement programme, targeting different aspects of studying law and working within the legal sector. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in various Law lectures and seminars, gain practical work experience within the legal sector and gain an understanding of the undergraduate, and career, opportunities available whilst studying Law.

Participating in the Pathways to Law project will help students to make an informed decision about their futures and provide a unique access to the legal sector. Successful completion of the programme will leave students well-prepared and confident to begin their Pathway into law.

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[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

10th November

Step 4

Decisions announced

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

November - December

Step 5

Launch of Pathways programme

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

November - December

Applications closed.

Applications are now closed for 2023, but you can register your interest for 2024 on the link below.