Our Pupils & Lawyers programme sees individuals from
all areas of the profession offer young people insight
into how the legal system works.
are happy to visit local schools or in many cases, their
own former school, for Q&A sessions
atmosphere is always relaxed and the questions are general in nature
rather than on specific points of law.
of our participants have thoroughly enjoyed the visits.
programme originated in Scotland and is now being rolled
out to other parts of the UK.
For lawyers ..
lawyers, the Q&As offer a challenging but highly
rewarding opportunity to develop their communication
skills in an unusual and interesting situation. If
only all CPD was so satisfying!
experienced senior staff enjoy helping
young people understand why respect for the law is important in a modern society.
individuals, who were not educated in high-profile
schools, can also help raise confidence and aspirations
by returning for a Q&A with current pupils, so
illustrating there is no need to limit
their own ambitions on leaving school.
For schools ..
offer pupils an introduction to the legal system and an insight into the work lawyers do.
They also help break down the stereotypes and misconceptions
youngsters often hold about lawyers.
cases, the visits offer young people from
disadvantaged areas an opportunity to meet members of the
legal profession for the first time.
How do I get involved?
We are very
happy to work with our members and their partner schools
to arrange Q&A visits.
would like our Director, Patrick Gaffney, to facilitate
the event on the day, this can also be arranged.
We also carry a list of law firms that are not
currently members of the Schools Law Web but may be willing to participate in Q&As at nearby
schools. This list will be available shortly in
order that schools can check for firms in their local area.
If your firm
would like to participate in a Q&A, or you are a teacher
who wishes to enquire about arranging a visit to your
contact the Project Director,
Construction & Engineering lawyer
of Dundas & Wilson
stereotypes as she
answers questions from
at Eyemouth High.
of Boyd Solicitors enjoyed the
a Q&A at Boroughmuir High
School when he was
a trainee solicitor.
(right), Director of Law Reform
of Scotland, joins Patrick Gaffney of the
Schools Law Web for a
Michael's former school,
St Bride's Primary in Cambuslang.
(rear, left), a partner at McGrigors, thoroughly enjoyed
a Q&A with the pupils and
meeting the staff of her former
David Livingstone Memorial
PS, in Blantyre.
friends and young lawyers, Collette
and Marie Sime, were pleased to
questions from S1 pupils at their
school, Turnbull High in Bishopbriggs.
(right) of Graham & Finlayson in Crieff
enjoyed discussing a wide range of issues
with the S1 pupils of Morrison's Academy.
lawyer, Eilidh Wiseman, enjoyed
working with senior pupils from her former,
school Stranraer Academy before presenting
the prizes at the school's 2011 award
(right), former President of The
of Scotland, joins Patrick Gaffney,
of the Schools Law Web, in a Q&A
David's former school,