UCL Faculty of Laws


Target Law

The Target Law Mentoring Scheme is a programme for Year 12 students from disadvantaged groups in non-selective state schools with the aspiration to enter a top law school.

Applications for 2023/4 are now closed.

Applications are now closed for the next Target Law intake (commencing in January 2024), the deadline to submit a complete application was 5pm on the 7th November. Applicants will be contacted with the outcome of their application during December 2023.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions about the programme or how to apply please contact wplaws@ucl.ac.uk

About Target Law

The Target Law programme is designed for students from non-selective state schools within Greater London who meet selected eligibility criteria.  

Target Law is a programme for Year 12 students from underrepresented backgrounds with the potential and aspiration to enter a top law school which takes place across the two academic years prior to entering University.

The scheme takes places over two academic years, starting from January in Year 12 and supporting participants through the entire UCAS application process. Participants will take part in ten mentoring sessions and have the opportunity to attend additional events at UCL Laws. 

For more specific information, please see the separate pages relating to Target Law for Teachers and Target Law for Parents and Carers.

Hear about the programme in our short video: - 

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Mentoring Scheme 

Successful applicants will be paired with a current UCL Laws student who will act as their designated mentor throughout the programme.  

Mentoring Sessions 

Each session is designed to help participants prepare for and become a competitive candidate for top law schools. Mentoring sessions include information and support on: 

  • Preparing your application to Law school. 
  • Personal Statements 
  • LNAT preparation and practise 
  • Court Visit 
  • Sample lectures 

Students will also get feedback from mentors on submitted written work in order to properly prepare for the application process. 


Participants are expected to attend all events, which will take place in a combination of in person and online formats.