Jed Young and Derek Obaseki have been offered places on the prestigious Pathways to Law programme run by The London School of Economics. The programme is offered to Year 12 students in the 32 boroughs of the capital, with only 70 places being made available.
Pathways to Law was set up in 2006 by the Sutton Trust and the College of Law to widen access to the legal profession. The Pathways scheme delivers a varied programme of lectures, seminars, advice and guidance sessions, skills development workshops and interaction with undergraduate students and professionals through e-mentoring and a legal work placement.
Students join Pathways to Law in year 12 and continue through to the end of year 13. Students on the programme are invited to attend LSE based academic sessions on legal issues as well as a diverse range of topics including choosing and applying to university, CV and interview techniques, subject-specific revision sessions and workshops on different areas of the law. Students will also visit the Supreme Court, Inner Temple and the Royal Courts of Justice. In addition they will take part in work experience in the legal sector as well as receiving e-mentoring from LSE undergraduate law students.
The 2016-18 programme launched last Friday, 11th November: the first academic session is a full day visit to the Inner Temple on Tuesday 22nd November. We wish Jed and Derek well on taking this, their first step towards a potential career in Law.