Bingley Grammar School

Pathways to Law

At the beginning of the year, two of our Yr 12 Law students were lucky enough to be selected to take part in the 'Pathways to Law' programme.

The programme gives support and encouragement to academically-able students in Years 12 and 13 from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in law, giving them access to both top-tier universities and the field of law.

This year Fatimah and Asia have had the opportunity to gain work experience at some of the most prominent law firms in the country, such as Eversheds, Pinsent Mason and Irwin Mitchell, which students normally find difficulty to get a placement in, even after graduation.

Alongside this, they were taken on trips to the local Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court in London, giving them hugely valuable and engaging experiences. Through these trips they gained a glimpse of how the legal profession operates in real life.

Throughout the course, Fatimah and Asia have had their own personal mentors - a current law student at the University of Leeds. These mentors understand the pressures of studying A levels and have given first hand advice and guidance about university and career options.

This years programme has been an amazing opportunity and has allowed them to gain a greater understanding of the profession, allowing them to determine whether pursuing a career in law, in the future, is the correct decision for them and giving them a head-start on the path to their future careers.

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