The Legal Outreach Project aims to offer guidance to students interested in venturing into law. Our project places particular emphasis on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Volunteers will deliver presentations to students, either at their schools or by conducting workshops on the King’s College campus. These presentations are interactive, with a focus on addressing the questions posed by the students. The aim is to provide an insight for students who are considering studying a law degree at university. Presentations in the past have been on the UCAS process, the LNAT, life as a law student, and the career options available after a law degree. The workshops have also included taster lecturers from a Professor at King’s, a talk from a practising lawyer and a mooting session.
You will also be able to participate in the Buddy Scheme, organised in conjunction with IntoUniversity. IntoUniversity is an award winning educational-charity. You will have the opportunity to design and run a 60 to 90 minute law-related workshop for young people. Please note that competition is fierce here.
This project believes in the importance of giving back to the community. By volunteering, you will be able to support GCSE and A-Level students in their decision making process regarding their future careers. It also offers a means of meeting other people with similar passions within the university, and the opportunity to develop, practise and polish a variety of skills which are critical in becoming a good lawyer.
This year, we have doubled the number of schools we are in contact with. We are also hosting two large scale workshops: the Autumn Workshop and the Spring Workshop. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the Legal Outreach Project.