Future Lawyers is a mentoring scheme run by Matrix that aims to provide support, advice and training to young people from under-represented groups who would like to pursue a career in the legal profession. Promoting equality and diversity is one of Matrix’s core values and priorities. As such, we want to make legal work experience accessible to a wide variety of students and have created Matrix’s Future Lawyers mentoring scheme to do just that. Students will be matched with one of our members here at Matrix in order to receive mentoring and advice to support their journey into the profession. All participants will also be invited to an advocacy and networking workshop during the year.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for Future Lawyers, you must be studying for your A-Levels (or equivalent), be seeking to pursue a career in law and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You would be the first generation in your family to attend university
- You have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
- Your parent(s)/guardian(s) qualifies for means-tested benefits
- You have been in care
- You are from a background underrepresented in law, for example, you are from an ethnic minority or have a disability or long-term health condition.
How to apply?
To apply tick the Future Lawyers box on the work experience application form.
The recruitment process consists of a task and an interview, both to be done during your work experience placement at Matrix. More information will be given to you when you arrive for the placement.
Participants will be selected based on their performance in the task and the interview.
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