The Young Lawyers Summer School is an opportunity for students aged 11-14 who are keen to learn more about the legal world, and to have a go at arguing a legal case for themselves.
The four-day course will include games, and workshops, on diverse areas of law, from family to contract law, as well as lively debates and a full mock crown court trial.
This course will develop several important cross-curricular skills. The Mock Trial element of the Summer School, for example, develops vital skills of analysis, teamwork, public speaking and confidence (as well as teaching students about criminal law and the courts).
Highlights will include:
- Criminal justice – from the moment a crime is committed to the point at which the offender is sentenced
- Debates and discussions on current legal issues
- Advocacy skills – how to make speeches in court, question witnesses and build your case
- Contract law – drafting a legal agreement and what to do in case of disputes
- Human rights – balancing conflicting rights and defending your rights
- Family law – how the law regulates marriage, adoption and divorce
- Full Mock Crown Court criminal trial
You can view a full schedule for the course, details of tutors and lots more feedback from last year on our website – www.debatechamber.com/summerschools/young-lawyers-summer-school/.
Feedback from previous Young Lawyers:
Had a great time, learnt so much and met some GREAT people.
The Young Lawyers school is very interesting and effectively teaches students about the law in a fun and friendly way. The tutors are very nice and good at explaining the intricacies of the law.
I really enjoyed this course. Apart from helping me learn loads more about law I had loads of fun participating into the mock trial and the debates.
A really fun way to find out about law and life as a lawyer. I was surrounded by lovely people and have had a chance to express my views and listen to others. I now have a clear perspective on law and can see which parts I would enjoy and which parts I would like to work in in the future.
It’s a really good course for learning new things and building confidence. It is also very good for making new friends and learning to work in a team with people you don’t know. And all the teachers were really good and friendly.
I went from knowing very little about Law and the different types such as Family Law to feeling like I knew quite a lot! The teachers were very friendly and informative, and most importantly, made learning fun! I will definitely be coming back to more Debate Chamber courses! Thank-you!
This event will take place on 1st-4th August (and repeated 15th-19th August and 22nd-25th August).
The cost of the four-day course is £345 and will be held at the University of London in Bloomsbury (please note that this course is not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required).
There will be a limited number of bursary spaces available for those who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see www.debatechamber.com for details.
Students can book a place by completing the online form on www.debatechamber.com/summerschools/young-lawyers-summer-school/, or by calling us on 0845 519 4827, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.