Here are some of the questions we are often asked.

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What do you teach in the workshops?2020-04-20T15:58:58+01:00

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 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.

Will my child get a certificate on completing each level?2020-04-20T15:58:25+01:00

Yes, we award a certificate for every level that your child completes, with prizes and awards along the way.

Will my child have a chance to speak in class if they are very shy?2020-04-20T15:56:44+01:00

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.

Are there any entrance requirements?2020-04-20T15:56:18+01:00

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

What about ‘networking’ or ‘soft’ skills’?2020-04-20T15:55:55+01:00

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.

Where do exam skills come into this?2020-04-20T15:55:32+01:00

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.

What will my child gain from the classes at the JLC?2020-04-20T15:54:37+01:00

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!

Why would you teach a lawyer’s skills to children who may not necessarily want to become a lawyer?2020-04-20T15:53:42+01:00

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.

What do the classes teach?2020-04-20T15:52:40+01:00

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 happens in the classes?2020-04-20T15:52:10+01:00

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.

Who are these skills for?2020-04-20T15:51:41+01:00

Our 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.