Our 12-week programmes are designed to give young people aged 16-19 unique insight into our legal system and different areas of law whilst also gaining invaluable legal work experience by working on real life cases. Whether you are are contemplating studying law at university or wondering what it’s really like as an aspiring solicitor or barrister, this programme is definitely the first step towards deciding on a legal career.
Our approach combines both technical knowledge and practical experience to give you a rounded view of the work we undertake in the clinic and what life might be like once you qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
Over the course 12 weeks, you will learn about a specific area of law, whilst also working on a client case as part of a team. Whether it is evaluating the impact of fresh evidence in a criminal appeal, researching the rights of a client who believes they are being harassed by the police, or thinking about how a client can bring a claim for breach of contract , you will develop vital knowledge and skills that will make it easier to decide if you want to be a lawyer.
You will meet with the clinic team remotely each week to discuss progress, exchange ideas and allow for any necessary supervision. We use a secure messaging platform so that everyone in the team can discuss the case between meetings.
The programme includes comprehensive learning materials dealing with each area of law as well as access to topics and assessments that you can expect to encounter on the LPC, SQE or bar training course. We also offer free mental health drop-in sessions and legal research workshops.
All of our team hold an enhanced DBS certificate allowing them to work with young people.
Choose from one of the modules on the right. If you decide to take more than one module, you need to take them in sequential order.
This module starts with an introduction to the legal framework of England and Wales, with a particular focus on how criminal cases progress from arrest to trial, right the way through to appeals and wrongful convictions. At the same time you will be invited to undertake work on a criminal appeals case as part of our volunteer casework team, giving you insight into the everyday work that lawyers undertake.
// Starting February (half term) 2023 or April (Easter) //
This follow-on module looks more closely at proceedings in the civil courts covering disputes in areas such as contract and tort. You will also look at the work of tribunals and be asked to work on a regulatory case where a nurse is facing disciplinary proceedings which could lead to them being disqualified from practice.
// Starting Easter 2023 //
Through this module you will look at the practical day-to-day work of the clinic in different specialist areas, working alongside the casework team on a variety of different cases. As well as considering different practice areas, you will also be able to learn more about how individuals within the team are creating opportunities to gain legal work experience, network with professionals and make the leap from student to practitioner.
This button adds the course to your virtual basket. If you are under 18 you will need to ask a parent or guardian to complete the sign up process and payment on your behalf.
Once you have completed your registration, you will receive joining instructions by email.
If you have any questions please email Emily Drennan, Programme Manager:
emily [at] sequentus.org