The Young Lawyer Programme (Manchester)

Sunday 9th December 2018 - 15-18 year old students

University of Manchester

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  • Becoming a lawyer remains one of the most prestigious career options for young people. Such popularity makes work experience difficult to secure. The Young Lawyer programme brings top, established lawyers to the University of Manchester to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from an internship at a world-class law practice.

    Programme Benefits

    There are three clear outcomes for the day:

    • You will gain a genuine experience of life as a lawyer in various disciplines, both through sessions with solicitors and barristers from areas such as criminal, corporate and human rights; AND through undertaking some key tasks yourself including legal analysis, giving advice, negotiating and performing advocacy. The case studies are based on real-life matters, thus putting you into the shoes of a lawyer for the duration of the programme.
    • You will be guided on how to get a high-flying job in the legal profession – with advice ranging from which A-levels to choose, which universities to apply for and how to tackle personal statements; all the way to how to excel in CVs, application forms and interviews.
    • You will meet with established lawyers from a variety of disciplines, and be given the chance to ask them questions on a personal basis. These professionals can become vital mentors for you throughout your career.

    Boost Your Applications

    Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Lawyer Programme in your UCAS personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, commercial awareness and public speaking.

    The InvestIN Commitment

    After the programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the programme is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.


    Programme Fee: £130/student. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for, if you cancel at least 24 hours before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN, within the following 12 months. Only one credit will be issued per purchase.  For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Programme Timetable*

    10.30am The World of a Lawyer - Barristers vs. Solicitors
    - Your path to qualification
    - A-level and undergraduate choices
    11.00am The Solicitor - Real-life litigation simulation
    - Understanding clients
    - How law firms make money
    - Faulty supercar case study
    12.00pm The Barrister - Criminal litigation
    - Managing clients
    - Powerful public speaking
    - Mock trial
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm The City Lawyer - Top City law firms
    - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - Career paths & study areas
    2.30pm The Commercial Litigator - Acting in multi-million-pound disputes
    - Winning strategies
    - Real-life oil dispute case study
    3.00pm The Human Rights Lawyer - Actions against the state
    - High-profile cases
    - Political asylum case study
    3.30pm The Criminal Lawyer - Defending suspected criminals
    - Life on the front line
    - Case study of a Class A drug arrest
    4.00pm University choices/ Recruitment - University choices
    - Work experience
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Interview techniques
    - What you can do now to stand out in the future
    4.30pm Panel Discussion - Ask all your questions to high-ranking lawyers across various disciplines
    - Guidance on applications from those on the inside
    - Receive personal advice
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice

  • Venue


    University of Manchester
    The Schuster Building,
    Oxford Road Campus, Brunswick Street
    M13 9SR
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map. The Schuster Building is marked as number 54.


If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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