FAQ

Not just for aspiring lawyers! Our weekend and after-school debate and drama programme, is filled with inspiring activities to increase your child’s ability to think and speak clearly, confidently and persuasively, within a fun and supportive environment. Levels run from 8 years to 17 years.
All sorts of fun activities designed to stretch your mind and challenge your comfort zone! Scenarios can range from designing a new restaurant or art gallery and pitching your ideas to a crowd of investors, to giving an election speech, interviewing candidates for a job interview for a company you have designed, or defending someone in a mock trial. Everyone gets involved and, with the help of our instructors, you will become even more confident in winning arguments and persuading people to agree with you. You will need to think on the spot, and learn and use memory skills. You will receive a Certificate of Achievement on successfully completing each term.

We teach the key skills of a lawyer, through role-play and activities.
The JLC course has been created by a panel of lawyers and educational specialists who identified key life skills in successful law students, then created a stimulating programme to develop these rounded skills in children aged 8-13.

What does a successful lawyer do well?

‘A lawyer needs to speak clearly, concisely and persuasively. They need to formulate arguments, thinking creatively as well as logically, and be able to persuade an audience of their point.’ 

These are life skills for success in social, exam, interview and future employment situations and help with the ability to network confidently.

Our unique and original programme develops:

  • Confidence in public speaking, presentations and interviews
  • Mental agility – the ability to listen, think and speak under pressure
  • Empathy and awareness of voice and body language
  • Leadership and Negotiation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Critical and creative thinking skills

Enabling, Enhancing and Enjoyable!

All sorts of things!  Role-plays can range from preparing an election speech, to hosting a news debate. Children might be acting out a trial, or designing a new product and pitching for investment. Activities are carefully designed to be topical and thought-provoking and to stretch language, creative and critical thinking skillsOur tutors give feedback after each exercise.

Students often work in small groups to prepare material and then perform in front of a larger group of students, to increase confidence and the ability to mix with a range of personalities and people.

Exam skills are a pervasive element of the classes with constant timed activities that are fun and challenging. Tutor feedback allows participants to improve and progress.

 

In the classes, children will interact and present in different roles and social situations. They are given feedback on their performance, with positive suggestions for building on their abilities. Leadership, resilience and self-confidence are all key life skills the children will develop throughout the sessions.
There certainly are.  To become a member of the Junior Lawyers’ Club we require all students to adhere to a strict code of conduct.
Your child will be invited to attend trial session after which we will discuss suitability for the club.  After successfully completing the first four sessions your child will receive a badge and membership of the Junior Lawyers’ Club.

We aim to keep the atmosphere in the sessions fun and enjoyable, whilst ensuring children adhere to a strict professional code of conduct.

Yes certainly.  We require all children to engage in the class, and vary their roles in the activities, ensuring that the atmosphere and feedback is supportive and encouraging.

Each academic year, we award a Certificate of Achievement detailing the skills mastered at that level.  We also award prizes for Advocacy, Debate, Negotiation and Leadership skills.