Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law is a programme aimed at Year 12 and 13 students interested in a legal career. The Nottingham Pathways to Law programme is delivered by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. It will provide ongoing support to its members through a series of law-related masterclasses, information, advice and guidance sessions.

For further information visit our frequently asked questions page.

You can hear about the Pathways programme from the Sutton Trust here. 


Is it for you?

To apply, you must:

  • attend and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
  • be in Year 12 at the start of the programme
  • live within a reasonable commuting distance of Nottingham

In addition, we are looking for students who meet some of the following criteria:

  • have achieved 5 9-6 grades at GCSE.A minimum of two of these qualifications should be at grades 9–7. This is equivalent to five GCSEs at A* – B in the old system, with two grades at A* – A
  • Would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
  • have attended schools with a lower than average progression to higher education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to Higher Education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • have been looked after or in care

How to apply

Applications for the Pathways to Law programme are now open and will close at 9.00am on 10 November 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit:




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