What do you teach in the workshops?

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 skills. Our tutors give feedback [...]

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Will my child have a chance to speak in class if they are very shy?

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

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Are there any entrance requirements?

To become a member of the Junior Lawyers Club we require all students to adhere to the JLC 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 level your child will receive membership of the Junior Lawyers Club. [...]

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What about ‘networking’ or ‘soft’ skills’?

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.

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Where do exam skills come into this?

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.

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What will my child gain from the classes at the JLC?

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!

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Why would you teach a lawyer’s skills to children who may not necessarily want to become a lawyer?

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 [...]

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What do the classes teach?

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.

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What happens in the classes?

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 [...]

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