From Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of students from the Sutton Trust Charity as part of their Pathways to Law programme, which gives students the opportunity to explore what entering the legal profession might look like.
During their time at 3VB, the students experienced numerous talks from members and external guests on routes to the bar and different roles within Chambers, took part in a confidence building workshop, participated in a mock trial and prepared a written assignment.
Some of the students have very kindly shared their feedback on their time with us:
“An amazing and enlightening experience, I enjoyed every moment of the work placement from the mock trail to the confidence building workshop. Individuals in 3VB really understood the importance of human relationships, diversity and push for changes within the chambers.”
“I can definitely say that this work experience was one of the most informative, interactive and genuinely exciting I have ever completed. The visit to Old Bailey was above and beyond what I expected, and the debate and mock trial were incredibly fun. It was very useful to get feedback from actual qualified barristers, something people from my background typically would never get the chance to do.
Additionally, the participation of so many senior members of staff and busy barristers is deeply appreciated, and I can tell everyone is so passionate about what they do in the way they were so eager to talk and answer all of our questions – even the silly ones! It was truly so encouraging for someone my age interested in the law to get the opportunity to interact with these inspiring individuals in a way I would never have expected to.”
You can read more about the Sutton Trust Pathways to Law programme and what it offers here.