The Oxford Faculty of Law recently began its second year of working with the Sutton Trust’s highly successful Pathways to Law programme with a launch event on Saturday 18 October 2014. Each year, a new group of 35 Year 12 students from the local area are chosen to join the programme at Oxford, which aims to give support and encouragement to academically-able students from non-privileged backgrounds who are interested in law.
The launch event at the St Cross Building was attended by the 35 new Pathways students and their parents, and was a great opportunity for everyone to meet each other for the first time. Sessions included a welcome by Professor Timothy Endicott and an introduction to the programme by Professor Edwin Peel, both of whom then participated in a panel which also included solicitor Matthew Tobin from Slaughter and May. There was also a Q&A with Pathways mentors from Oxford and two current Pathways students.
This was only the first event of many on the programme, and both the students and faculty are looking forward to what the next two years will bring.