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Accelerate London Summer School: Law


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Virtual Programme – 25-29th July 2022

All spaces have been filled for this Programme.

Aims of the programme

This one-week virtual programme is for students who may wish to pursue a career in law. The course serves as an opportunity to discover more about learning law in a university setting and the different routes to a career in the sector. It comprises of tutor-led lectures, interactive learning, independent study and additional reading. On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a college certificate of completion.

You will reflect upon fundamental principles such as the rule of law, the need for rules, and the interface between the individual and the state. You will also review areas of law regarding civil disputes and forms of conflict resolution. Finally, through legal problem questions, you will identify the issues raised by a problem or dispute, identify the relevant law, apply the law, and provide client advice.

Learning outcomes

In this programme, you will:

  • Work effectively independently and in teams
  • Learn about law-related careers
  • Learn about the legal system
  • Understand the sources of law
  • Recognise the courts system of England and Wales
  • Recognise legal issues
  • Learn how to deal with legal problems
  • Appreciate how legal disputes are resolved
  • Present legal arguments
  • Develop reflective thinking

Modes of learning

  • Tutor input
  • Self-directed learning
  • Independent research
  • Interactive learning
  • Break-out discussions
  • Case studies
  • Reading and understanding sources of law

Modes of learning

  • Group discussion & debate
  • Self-directed learning
  • Group research activities
  • Interactive learning

When will the programme take place?

The programme will take place in the afternoons (14:00-16:00) from the 25th-29th July and will be delivered online.

Where will the programme take place?

The programme will be delivered online.

What are the academic requirements?

To have passed GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths.

To have an interest in the pursuit of law.

To be in the penultimate year of secondary education (Year 12 in the English education system)

How much is tuition for the programme?

There is a fee for the programme of £110.

Is there any financial assistance?

Northeastern University London is delighted to introduce the Northeastern University London Summer School Bursary and aims to support state school students from underrepresented backgrounds in Higher Education. We use the criteria below to assess who is eligible to participate. The more criteria you meet, the more likely your application will be successful. Please see schools list here.

We will prioritise your application if:

  • You have been in care
  • You live independently (estranged), meaning you no longer have the support of your family due to a breakdown in the relationship, which has led to ceased contact

 We will also assess whether:

  • You are a young carer and have caring responsibilities for a close relative with a disability, long-term illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem that is a significant demand on your time
  • Your family income is below £42,875each year
  • You are eligible for free school meals and/or pupil premium
  • You live in a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2 areas) or high levels of deprivation (IMD Quintile 1 areas)
  • Your school has a high percentage of students receiving free school meals
  • Your school has below average attainment

Please note that there is limited funding, and awards will go to applicants with greater need.

Applications are now closed.