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School of Law

Widening Participation

We believe anyone can succeed in a career in law. We are committed to improving access to law degrees for those from groups underrepresented in the legal sector.

A Widening Participation student outside QMULThe School of Law at Queen Mary runs programmes for current and prospective students from groups who may experience barriers in accessing Higher Education and the legal sector, such as:

  • Students whose parents did not attend Higher Education and/or have non-professional jobs
  • Students eligible for Disabled Students Allowance
  • Young carers
  • Those living in local authority care, or care leavers
  • Students who are or have been eligible for free school meals.

We aim to educate about university life, studying Law and future careers and raise aspirations.

Pathways to Law programme

If you are a Year 12 student looking for an insight in to Law, read about our Pathways to Law programme, including how to apply.

Opportunities for current LLB students

If you are a current student in the School of Law and want to know more about the events, opportunities and support available, see our current students page.

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Our Legal Careers and Skills podcast

We have a legal careers podcast to help everyone to understand how they can develop a career in the legal sector: the roles available, career paths you can take, application tips, and insights on what is changing in the sector.

Organise an event with us

If you are a school teacher looking for more information on events and workshops we run for your students, please see the Schools and Teachers page for more information on what we offer and how to stay in touch.

Queen Mary Outreach

In addition to this, Queen Mary’s central Widening Participation team work with local schools, colleges and students for groups of students such as those mentioned above to improve access to Higher Education.

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