Pathways to Law is a programme for Year 12 and 13 students interested in a legal career. It’s a national programme funded by the Sutton Trust and The Legal Education Foundation. In Nottingham, the programme is jointly delivered by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.
About the programme:
The programme runs for two years, during which students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of law-related taster sessions. These sessions will give them an opportunity to gain practical experience of law and university life. The activities also allow students to develop personal skills such as team working, presentation skills, research and interview techniques and networking which are all transferable and key to university life and future career prospects. As part of the programme all students are allocated a work placement opportunity in a court, chambers or law firm. In addition to the taster sessions, students are invited to attend a four-day National Conference at the University of Warwick in the first year and in the second year, will be allocated an e-mentor to support them through the UCAS process.
Hear what our students have to say about the programme here.
Hear from our Students
Please note, to take part in the programme students need to meet the following entry criteria:
All applicants MUST
- be attending and have always attended a state school or college in the UK and be studying in year 12 from September 2018
- have achieved 5 A*- B at GCSE (with a minimum of 2 A* or A grades), including 9 – 6 in Mathematics and English
- be studying 3 or more A Levels (or equivalent)
- live within a reasonable commute from Nottingham
AND meet criteria from most of the following 4 baskets:
- Basket 1: family income | Have been eligible or be in receipt of free school meals during secondary and/or the 16-19 bursary in England and/or the Pupil Premium
- Basket 2: family history of HE | Be the first generation in their family to attend university
- Basket 3: school context | Attend a school or college with a low overall A level points score and/or low levels of progression to university
- Basket 4: home postcode | Live in an area with low progression to HE and/or live in an area with high levels of socio-economic deprivation