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Some of the current opportunities and support available is listed below. This will updated periodically, so keep checking back!

If you feel anything is missing (e.g. a study skills workshop that you would benefit from), you wish to give feedback on any of the below, or you feel you require extra support in some way, please contact pathwaystolaw@qmul.ac.uk

Pathways Plus - applications are open

Pathways Plus is a programme ran by the Sutton Trust in collaboration with top law firms DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters. The programme aims to support undergraduate Law students to explore careers in the legal profession, through:

  • A three-day residential in London
  • Mentoring from an employee at a sponsor firm
  • The opportunity to apply for one of a number of summer work experience placements (commercial, chambers and in-house)
  • A law careers fair; and
  • Resources to support vacation scheme, training contract and mini-pupillage applications.

More information on the programme is available on the Sutton Trust website.

To be eligible for Pathways Plus, you must:

  • Be in the first year of an undergraduate course in Law at a UK university
  • Have achieved at least AAB at A-level or equivalent (extenuating circumstances will be considered)
  • Have attended a state school.

We are also looking for students who:

  • Are the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Were in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
  • Attended schools with a lower than average GCSE/A-level performance and/or progression to higher education
  • Attended schools with a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Have been looked after or in care.

Applications are available here until 17:00 on Thursday 21 December.

Access to the Bar - applications are open

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple currently offers up to 23 placements, which include one week in a set of barristers chambers and one week marshalling (e.g. sitting in court alongside a judge), designed to encourage able students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented backgrounds to gain experience of what a career at the Bar involves.

QMUL School of Law may submit two applications to the Middle Temple for consideration. The scheme is open to undergraduates who;

  • are in the second, third or fourth year of a qualifying law degree, or taking the Graduate Diploma in Law or an equivalent conversion course.
  • have little or no family history of higher or professional education.
  • completed secondary education in a state school. (In exceptional circumstances, students who attended secondary education in a fee-paying school may be considered.)
  • are not a member of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn or the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Recipients of the Inner Temple Pegasus Access and Support Scheme will not be eligible to receive an Access to the Bar Award.

If you are eligible and interested in this opportunity please download and read this information sheet [PDF 150KB] before emailing Rosie Mellors at pathwaystolaw@qmul.ac.uk to express your interest.

Career Focus Partnership

European law firm, Fieldfisher, and QMUL School of Law are working in partnership to bring an excellent career development opportunity to 15 – 20 second year LLB students from ethnicities which are currently underrepresented in law. The successful applicants will become Career Focus Partnership Scholars and will attend four skills sessions at Fieldfisher’s Central London offices before being invited to interview for possible internship positions.

Applications for this opportunity have now closed.

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LVFA Scholarship

Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts began life in 2010 when a small group of interested law firms formed a working group to try and address the legal needs of low income arts organisations across England and Wales. Since 2012, a pro bono referral initiative has seen firms assist arts groups across the country on a wide range of legal issues.

This scholarship will enable a law student to support the LVFA initiative whilst gaining practical experience of the pro bono advice sector and financial support. Find out more about this opportunity on the LVFA Scholarship page.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The School of Law has a number of bursaries and scholarships available to students throughout the academic year. Please refer to the bursaries and scholarships page for more information.

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