On Saturday 12 November the Faculty of Law welcomed its fourth Pathways to Law cohort. The Pathways to Law programme was devised by the Sutton Trust to encourage Year 12 and 13 school students from less privileged backgrounds to aim high in terms of university applications and pursuing a career in law. In its tenth year, it is now offered by 12 Universities throughout England. Over two years, Oxford’s Pathways students will take part in a wide range of activities including a work placement at a local law firm, skills sessions, law seminars, University open days, and the annual Pathways conference.

On the day, students learned more about the Pathways programme, received lectures from Rebecca Williams and Professor Edwin Peel, and had the chance to ask current Oxford and Bristol students all of their questions about applying to University, studying law and student life.

Welcome to all of our new Pathways to Law students! It was great to meet you, and we hope you are excited for all of our events over the next two years.

Itziar Banerjeee Martin

Our Pathways to Law programme is part of the scheme set up by the Sutton Trust and the Legal Education Foundation, with support from major law firms. Our outreach work, and the Pathways to Law programme here at Oxford, is funded in part by a generous donation from Maitland Chambers.