Secondary School Students Take Part in Legal Summer School

Posted on: 23 June 2011

The first Pathways to Law summer school took place recently at TCD and saw 29 fifth year students take part in a two-day intensive workshop which culminated with a mock legal trial.  The initiative which was developed by the Trinity Access Programmes in partnership with the School of Law at Trinity College, aims to inspire students from under-represented groups who are interested in studying law and give them the confidence, knowledge and tools to maximise their potential.

The programme works intensively with students from senior-cycle in secondary school right through to degree completion.  It seeks to enhance their interest in theoretical as well as practical application of the study of law and provides a variety of supports and networks.  The Pathways to Law programme includes university sessions, practical activities, shadowing, mentoring, learning and engagement opportunities and an intensive summer school for 5th year students.

The conclusion of the first Pathways to Law programme was marked with an evening reception at TCD and was attended by the participating students, TAP staff, members of Trinity‚Äôs School of Law and other supporters of the programme.  The practical and financial support of law firms, individuals and professional bodies in the legal profession proved central to the success of the Pathways to Law programme.

TAP gratefully acknowledges the support of the solicitor firms Arthur Cox, Matheson Ormsby Prentice and William Fry.