The programme will be delivered in 7 consecutive weeks with a single cohort of students currently considering a career in law. The weekly modules aim to consolidate and develop the students’ understanding of the law and career paths available within the profession as well as developing skills and tools to pursue that career path through an interactive blend of classwork and coursework. In particular, the programme will allow participants to consider their personal skills and attributes and how these naturally developed qualities are beneficial in different legal professional roles. 

Programme participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with leading legal professionals, academics and researchers from renowned chambers and law firms. The expectation is that participants will leave with clear memories of legal professionals and be exposed to diversity within the sector, providing an opportunity to project themselves into these spaces.

INLAW will be a legacy programme capable of scaling to maximise exposure of underrepresented, minority group students to the legal profession. The programme is capable of delivery by legal professionals and organisations beyond Dr Okewale and Georgina in the future. 

INLAW’s ultimate objectives 

  • Provide under-represented students insight into the legal profession and breadth of career options (including support role opportunities within law)
  • Empower and equip students with fundamental career skills and knowledge
  • Enable students to make an informed decisions on how to pursue a career within the legal profession
  • Support students to identify their personal attributes, aptitudes and skills, and present legal career options complementing these
  • Offer mentorship and support
  • Advice on pathways to careers in law, including development of CV, personal presentation and interview skills.