School of Law to benefit from £1m expansion of the Pathways to Law programme
The School of Law at the University of Leeds has been awarded further funding to support the development and expansion of the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme, it was announced today.
Thousands of aspiring lawyers from non-privileged homes across the country will benefit from a £1m expansion of the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law programme, a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession. For the first time, the programme, which is funded by the Legal Education Foundation, nine leading law firms and the partner universities, will provide support for GCSE students in years 10 and 11, as well as throughout sixth form.
Pathways to Law, targeted at academically able pupils from non-privileged homes, will be delivered by 12 partner universities across the country, including the University of Leeds and four new universities who have joined the programme this year: University of Roehampton, Queen Mary University of London, University of Leicester, and University of Liverpool.
Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of the School of Law said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded further funding from the Sutton Trust and the Legal Education Foundation for our hugely successful Pathways programme. As a School, we have a powerful commitment to widening participation in higher education and our long partnership with the Sutton Trust is a critical part of that."