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Diversity Access Schemes

Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law is an initiative for state school students who are interested in a legal career and will be first-generation attendees at university. Established by The University of Law and The Sutton Trust, the programme targets students from under-represented backgrounds and provides support throughout years 12, 13 and during university. Sponsors include A&O, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Eversheds, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown, and Simmons & Simmons. A number of prestigious universities are also partners of the scheme; it is the universities that undertake the recruitment and selection of participants. Those selected are expected to fully commit to the two-year long programme, which includes debating sessions delivered by university lecturers, skills workshops with RSC actors and e-mentoring from current university students. Pathways is particularly proud of its three-night residential National Conference that brings all participants together for a taster of university life. Application and eligibility information are all available on the website.