Pathways to Law (Years 12/13)

Pathways to Law

Applications for the 2015 entry to the programme are closed.


Pathways to Law was set up in 2006 by the Sutton Trust and the College of Law (now the Legal Education Foundation) to widen access to the legal profession.  The Pathways scheme delivers a varied programme of lectures, seminars, advice and guidance sessions, skills development workshops and interaction with undergraduate students and professionals through e-mentoring and a legal work placement.

The programme

Students join Pathways to Law in year 12 and continue through to the end of year 13. Students on the programme are invited to attend LSE based academic sessions on legal issues as well as a diverse range of topics including choosing and applying to university, CV and interview techniques, subject-specific revision sessions and workshops on different areas of the law.  Students will also visit the Supreme Court, Inner Temple and the Royal Courts of Justice.  In addition they will take part in work experience in the legal sector as well as receiving e-mentoring from LSE undergraduate law students.


The LSE Pathways to Law programme has 70 places available to students in London. In order to be eligible for the programme, students must:

  • Attend a state school or college
  • Have at least 5 As or A*s at GCSE
  • Be either the first generation in their family to attend university, or be or have been eligible for Free School Meals

In addition, preference will be given to those students who are:

  • In schools with below average levels of attainment / progression to university
  • In schools with high free school meal rates
  • From deprived postcodes

Further information

If you have any questions please contact

More information about the programme can be found on the Pathways to Law website

 Information for offer holders

Student Information Sheet

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