City Solicitors Horizons
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 10 MAY 2016
Training, mentoring and work experience to improve access to the legal profession for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
City Solicitors Horizons is a pilot social mobility initiative to improve access to the legal profession for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It has been initiated by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET) and The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF), with the support of the City of London Law Society (CLLS) and leading law firms.
Over the next three years, 50 students annually from universities in London and the south east of England will be selected to take part in a three year programme alongside their undergraduate degrees. Each intake will benefit from comprehensive classroom and one-to-one training sessions, mentoring from lawyers, and work experience from sponsoring firms.
Information about the programme has been sent to participating universities. The scheme opened for applications in March 2016.