The Liver Building

Pathways to the Legal Profession event for Year 12 students


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 6th March, 2024

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm



In keeping with the Society’s desire to be inclusive and encourage entry to the profession from all backgrounds, Year 12 students from all schools and colleges across Merseyside have been invited to attend the annual ‘Pathways to the Legal Profession’ event, to be held for the tenth time on Wednesday 6th March from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Arranged by Liverpool Law Society’s Education & Charities Sub-Committee, this popular event is designed to offer help and advice to year 12 students from the Liverpool City Region area in the different ways available to pursue a career in law. A degree in law is not the only way to enter the profession; apprenticeships are becoming more widely available and popular for those who are concerned about the burden of debt that comes with studying at University.

The event will include speakers from key institutions such as local Universities, CILEx, providers of legal apprentices, barrister and law firms to talk to students about the options regarding a career in the law. There will be opportunities to ask questions to our expert panel, who will offer their help and advice throughout the event. Confirmed organisations and speakers include barrister Isabella Denn-White from 7 Harrington Street Chambers, CILEx, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Law, the University of Liverpool, and Weightmans who are speaking and sponsoring the event.

The feedback received from the students who have attended past events is invariably highly positive. A few of the comments received appear below:

  • “I found all presentations interesting and useful for clarifying some of my pre-existing ideas whilst also opening my eyes to new future possibilities” Student from Upton Hall School FCJ
  • “I have learnt that you don’t have to be from any certain background to become a lawyer and there is a variety of opportunities available for everyone” Student from Notre Dame Catholic College
  • “Different peoples personal experiences was really beneficial to motivate and give a clearer path to where I want to go and how I can get there” Student from Birkenhead Sixth Form College
  • “This is a great event – students are given unbiased information and are advised about all the different training and education routes” Gayle Hall, Teacher from Notre Dame Catholic College

In 2023, the same event attracted over 400 students and teachers from over 24 schools across Merseyside. Invites have been sent out for the 2024 event. If you have any enquiries regarding this event, or you are a school who would like to attend please contact us on