Ever considered a career in law? This two-year programme offers you the opportunity to explore what entering the legal profession might look like.
The Pathways to Law programme was set up by the Sutton Trust and The Legal Education Foundation in 2006 to inspire and support academically-able students from non-privileged backgrounds who are interested in a career in Law.
Applications to Pathways to Law have closed for 2023-24.
View the Pre-Placement Agreement 2023-24 [PDF 178KB].
Queen Mary University London joined the Pathways to Law programme in 2016 and launched an exciting 2-year programme which now runs every year for a cohort of 45 Year 12 students including events such as:
The trips to the Inner Temple, the Royal Courts of Justice and a top law firm were incredibly exciting and informative. Shadowing trainees in the work placement gave me an insight in how it would be working as a lawyer. The various lessons in CV writing, personal statement, public speaking and effective study methods instilled confidence in me and helped support me through my A-level work.— Helen, Queen Mary Pathways to Law Student, Cohort 10
To be eligible for the programme you must meet the following criteria:
In addition, we are looking for students who:
In addition, priority will be given to students who are (or have been) looked after or accommodated in care. Priority will also be given to young carers.
Students will be allocated a place at either Queen Mary University of London or LSE. Students will not be able to apply to a particular university, although consideration will be given to any preference expressed in the personal statement.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a current student in the School of Law and interested in becoming a Pathways to Law Student Ambassadors, we would love to hear from you. Please email email@example.com for more information.