As part of 1 Crown Office Row’s ongoing engagement with the Sutton Trust’s social mobility work, Emma- Louise Fenelon spoke to Year 12 students about the profession and her own journey to the Bar. Chambers’ engagements with these events helps the students to get to know real lawyers at an early stage of their journey, and to ask any burning questions. The event provided a group of gifted year 12 students with an overview of the legal professions, a look at different practice areas and an opportunity to ask questions.

Last week’s session kicks off the Pathways into Law programme run by The Sutton Trust which looks to inspire and academically support able students from less advantaged backgrounds. It is something 1COR is passionate about supporting and we were delighted to be represented at the LSE session and to engage with an impressive, bright and switched-on audience with immense potential.

The LSE Pathways to Law co-ordinator added: “Having legal representatives from One Crown Office Row enabled students to learn more about the careers within the legal field. Not only did they get the opportunity to have their questions answered during or “Barrister vs. Solicitor: What’s the difference?” panel discussion, the speed networking session allowed them to build upon this and discuss the career paths that volunteers have taken to get where they are now. We had very positive feedback from the event and it was wonderful to see students actively engaging with professionals. It is integral to the programme for students to have interactions with professionals and I appreciate them taking time out to contribute to Pathways to Law.”