Summer Law School
The Summer Law School will give young people interested in pursuing law as a career or at university an in-depth introduction to every aspect of the legal world. For 2013 the Summer Law School will be divided into two parts, the first part covering criminal law, family law, international law and human rights law, and the second part covering contract law, civil wrongs (including defamation), corporate law and property law. Please note that students can attend either one or both parts of the Summer School, and that there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2. The courses complement one another, but may also be treated as independent events.
Each five day course will include lectures on key areas of the law, seminars on some tricky and controversial legal questions, lively debates and a full mock trial. Part 1 will also include a tour of the Inns and Royal Court of Justice (July dates only). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss legal issues in depth with expert tutors, work on legal problems together with enthusiastic and motivated peers, and learn about degree courses with law graduates from top universities.
One of the primary goals of this course is to establish a skill set for the students who participate which will benefit them in law undergraduate applications and study. The Mock Trial element of each Summer School, for example, teaches students vital skills of analysis, teamwork, public speaking and confidence (as well as teaching them about relevant areas of law and courtroom practice). Debates and negotiation exercises encourage students to develop their skills of advocacy and measured argument.
The Summer Law School will give students the opportunity to engage with an interactive, enjoyable and intellectual learning environment with other students who either have an interest in law or are keen to learn more about it. The tutors are friendly and ensure everyone is able to participate fully in the activities as well as being there to answer questions and to suggest further study to the students. The more that students choose to engage with the material, the other students and the activities, the more they will get out of the Summer School and the clearer perspectives they will gain on their individual interests within the law and the field of legal careers.
University of London Union • open to students aged 15-18
The Summer Law School – Part 1 (Criminal, Family, International and Human Rights Law) will take place 24th – 28th July 2013 (waiting list only), repeated 21st-25th August 2013 (waiting list only).
You can see a full schedule for Part 1 here.
The Summer Law School – Part 2 (Contract law, Civil Wrongs, Corporate Law and Property Law) will take place 31st July – 4th August 2013 (places available).
You can see a schedule for Part 2 here.
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Students aged 11-14 interested in Law should come to the Young Lawyers Summer School.
Feedback from previous Debate Chamber law events – read more here
I thoroughly enjoyed my week at the Debate Chamber. The other students were incredibly friendly, the tutors were brilliant, teaching was top-class and most of all I had such a great time!
The Summer Law School was an exhilarating and unforgettable five days. It gave me great insight into the theories of Law and how they are implemented in real court cases; and also provided me with the opportunity to meet other young people with similar interests to me. This experience should not be missed for the world!
I found the Summer Law School a fantastic way to work out whether law was the right direction for me; and it helped me reach my answer, yes. The course is very well structured and gives you a taste of many of the different types of law but also gives you the chance to put them into practice. The tutors are all engaging and good teachers, and are also very helpful if you have any questions you need answering. I would greatly recommend the Summer Law School if you’re undecided or unsure if law is the right thing for you. Thank you Debate Chamber!
I chose this course in order to get an idea of what studying law would involve. I found it was really well-run and engaging, with interesting material covered. I felt that I got what I wanted out of the course as well as more unexpected benefits in the way of a little confidence boost and mixing with people from lots of different backgrounds. I got a lot out of the course and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
I really enjoyed attending Summer Law School because it gave me a really good insight into what is involved with law and the type of work a barrister or solicitor would do. The teachers here were also really friendly and encouraging, and were able to answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend attending Summer Law School because you learn so much and have such a great time doing it as well!
Book a Place
The cost of the Summer Law School – Part 1 is £390, the cost of the Summer Law School – Part 2 is £390, and the cost of booking both parts together is £700. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required. Bookings for any event may be made by individual students or parents or through the school. To book a place or places at the Summer Law School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827 or email email@example.com, or use the form below.
Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you are applying for a bursary please do not complete this form, but instead complete the ‘Bursary Application Form’ here.