About the programme
The Sutton Trust undertook research which found that 68% of UK-educated barristers and 75% of UK-educated judges attended fee-paying schools. The evidence in the report indicates that young people who attended state schools are significantly underrepresented in high-status positions in the legal profession. The Sutton Trust established 'Pathways to Law' to provide state school pupils with the opportunity to gain an insight in to university study and legal careers, thus attempting to level the playing field.
The Pathways to Law programme offers students in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 with the skills, experience and confidence necessary to succeed at University and beyond.