Talks and Taster Days for Schools and Colleges
Widening Participation and Outreach
We welcome applications from talented students from all backgrounds and are committed to Widening Participation (WP) in higher education by encouraging people from non-traditional backgrounds to apply to study with us. Our School’s widening participation strategy reflects our ‘social justice’ ethos and is a core part of our identity. We believe that higher education plays an important role in advancing social mobility and equalising opportunities.
Our staff and students work closely with the University of Liverpool’s Widening Participation and Outreach team in running summer schools, visit days and outreach activities for prospective applicants from low-participation backgrounds.
Law Taster Days
Our Law Taster Days are designed for Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils who would be in the first generation of their families to go on to higher education. The Law Taster Days offer an exciting introduction to university life, the study of law, and the work of the Liverpool Law Clinic.
Pathways to Law programme
Liverpool Law School recently partnered with The Sutton Trust to deliver its ‘Pathways to Law’ annual programme to support students aspiring to a career in law. Pathways to Law is a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession and is open to students from the Merseyside area in Years 10 and 12. Students will participate in a programme of legal workshops and undertake a week’s work experience placement with a Liverpool law firm as part of the programme. For more information contact the Widening Participation and Outreach Team.
Our StreetLaw project offers secondary school pupils in Years 9-12 who may be interested in further study of the law the chance to build their knowledge of what the law is, how it is applied, and what it is like to study at University of Liverpool, all in a relaxed and stimulating setting. Pupils develop the confidence to talk about the law, while the students delivering the session build valuable transferrable employability skills, and contribute to the wider outreach work of the Law school. Workshops can be tailored to the needs of a range of year groups, and can be planned so as to compliment teaching on A/AS level courses. Examples of topics covered by the workshops include:
- Human rights law
- Medical negligence
- Police powers
- Tort law
- European Union law
- Family law
Liverpool Law School would like to thank our supporters and Alumni community for their support for our projects and placements. We are always keen to secure opportunities or sponsorship for our WP projects which help selected students meet the incidental costs of studying a law degree. If you are a practitioners at a local law firm and would like to find out more about this scheme please contact Mr Ben Murphy.