The JLC programme consists of regular Zoom workshops which teach the key transferable skills of a lawyer through games, role-plays, debates and team challenges. Our panel of tutors includes lawyers and actors, all DBS checked and fully trained in the JLC teaching methods.
Students build confidence and ability in debate and public speaking skills, in a supportive and friendly environment. Students work in small groups of up to six students per tutor in breakout rooms and may also speak in the main room in front of the whole tutor panel and larger groups of students.
Our workshops focus on three core skills areas:
- Debate & public speaking skills;
- Creative & critical thinking skills;
- Soft skills such as teamwork & leadership, negotiation and interview techniques and practice.
We do not teach traditional debates, but instead build up the underlying skills needed for debates. The themes for the sessions are engaging and stimulating. As well as developing awareness of current affairs, students will also pick up substantive knowledge on politics, law and philosophy, presented by University lecturers and UK lawyers.
Activities and role-plays can range from preparing an election speech, to designing a new school and rewriting the school rules. Children might act out a trial, or design a new product and pitch for investment.
Activities are age-related and are carefully designed to be topical, thought-provoking and (most importantly!) fun.