Each year it is great to read The Sutton Trust’s ‘Student Destination‘ report, which highlights the positive impact and examples of people who benefited from their social mobility programmes.
We are delighted to support the Pathways to Law programme, developed in 2006 to widen access to the legal profession. This programme selects highly able 16-year-olds from less advantaged backgrounds and provides them with a range of opportunities to further their legal education. All of which is delivered in partnership with some of the finest universities in the country, as can be seen from the information below
“Over 2000 young people took part in Pathways to Law between 2006 and 2016. Compared to their classmates, these students were three and a half times more likely to apply to a top university and receive an offer, and four times more likely to accept an offer. 66% of those who progressed to university have studied or are currently studying law, and 52% attend a Russell Group university.”
1 Crown Office Row’s attendance at the Trust’s Pathways to Law events and assessed mini-pupillage scheme are all part of its ongoing efforts, led by Jo Moore, to widen access to the Bar for talented young people from backgrounds underrepresented in the profession.