UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Centre for Access to Justice secures funding for Access to Justice Summer School

4 April 2014

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Taking place from 21 to 25 July, the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) will be hosting a one week residential summer school for Year 12 Students from across the United Kingdom to explore law and access to justice issues from a regional perspective.

In addition to private donations, the Centre has secured a generous grant from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation. The Foundation, set up in the memory of employment lawyer and women’s rights advocate Alison Wetherfield, supports projects involved in the education of disadvantaged young people as well as helping them develop skills, capabilities, and careers. The summer school’s primary aim is to give young people the experience of what it would be like to study at UCL who, due to multiple barriers, might not have considered university education or a career in law.

Students on the summer school programme will have the opportunity to stay in UCL Halls of Residence while participating in lectures, discussion groups and interactive workshops run by UCL Laws academics and student mentors. In addition to the academic programme, the summer school will also include sessions to prepare students for applying to university as well as insight into the legal profession through visits and talks with legal professionals.

CAJ Acting Manager, Shiva Riahi, said: “This summer school represents an exceptional opportunity for the Faculty of Laws to invite students from across the UK to experience university life in London at one of the country’s top law schools. We are very excited to be able to run this summer school for the second year and to be able to build and expand on last year’s successes. I am especially grateful to the Alison Wetherfield Foundation and the generosity of philanthropic individuals for their support of the summer school.”