Ladder to Law programmes

Ladder to Law

We believe everyone should have access to a career in Law, so our bespoke work experience programmes are designed to do just that.

We provide work experience to students through The Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme and our bespoke Ladder to Law programme run in partnership with Rare Recruitment.  

Our Programmes

Ladder to Law

Includes workshops for Year 9 and 10 students, an insight day for Year 11 students, a mentoring programme, university visits, development activities, cv and interview practice plus three days’ of work experience at the firm including case studies, work shadowing and group presentations is arranged for Year 12 and 13 students. 

Ladder to Law includes a year round schedule of events with applications open from September each year.

Pathways to Law

Involves a week’s work experience at the firm with panel discussions, case studies and work-shadowing sessions.

Pathways to Law takes place during the February half term break each year.

 

Who can apply?

The workshops and visits for Years 9, 10 and 11 are open to students who are attending the Ladder to Law partner schools.

The Year 12 and 13 Ladder to Law programme is open to students who are attending states schools in the UK and are from lower income backgrounds (e.g. eligible for free school meals between age 11 and 16, or grew up in a household where no parent/guardian went to university.)

The Ladder to Law partner schools are as follows:

Acland Burghley
Ashcroft Academy
Bacon’s College
Barking Abbey
City and Islington College
Hamstead Hall Academy
Handsworth Grammar
La Sainte Union
Lilian Baylis
New College, Leicester
Pimlico Academy
St Gabriel’s College
St Martin in the Fields
St Peter’s, Huntingdon

How many spaces are there?

Each partner school with Key Stage 4 students receives one Year 9 workshop and one Year 10 workshop, with each workshop having 30 places. Each partner school with Key Stage 4 is also given the opportunity to bring five Year 11 students and one member of staff along to an open day at Hogan Lovells.

The Ladder to Law development programme is open to Year 12 and 13. Each partner school with a sixth form has up to one place on the programme reserved for its students, with a maximum of 24 places on the programme. The other places on the programme are open to students from lower income backgrounds who attend a state school in the UK.

 

Who do I need to contact?

Applications for the Ladder to Law development programme can be submitted here

Please note that you have to meet the following criteria to apply:

• In Year 12 at a UK state school

• Eligible for free school meals between the ages of 11 and 16 (i.e. pupil premium)

OR

• Grew up in a household where no parent/guardian had attended university