Finding your path
In a bid to encourage young people from less privileged backgrounds to enter the legal profession, The College of Law recently teamed up with the Sutton Trust, the London School of Economics and the universities of Manchester, Warwick, Leeds and Southampton to spearhead a £1.5m Pathways to Law programme.The Sutton Trust is a charity founded in 1997 by Sir Peter Lampl with the aim of providing educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and improving social mobility. There are currently 237 students enrolled on the programme, which runs from the final year of GCSEs, through to graduation from university. The College of Law's role in the scheme is a supportive one. Pathways students are encouraged to visit one of our six centres across the UK and meet tutors to discuss the variety of potential careers open to them in the legal profession. Applicants are selected from the following criteria: well-completed and compelling application forms, demonstration of a keen interest in the law, the likelihood that they will gain mostly A*/A/B GCSE grades and a family history of little or no higher education.
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