October 31, 2014
Junior Lawyers in Schools project launched
On Wednesday 29th October, the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee launched the Junior Lawyers in Schools project. The programme aims to use the anniversary as an opportunity to inspire school-age children and foster their aspirations to future careers in legal and civic professions.
Junior Lawyers in Schools will encourage junior lawyers to go into schools, speak with pupils, deliver activities, and help children and teenagers understand their rights and the impact of the rule of law.
We are grateful to Radisson Blu Edwardian, our hotel partners, who hosted the launch event at the Mayfair Hotel.
An excerpt from the Guardian, who attended the event, is below:
“The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta next year will be used as an opportunity to inspire school-age children around the country to pursue a career in the law.
Senior judge Lord Dyson has launched Junior Lawyers in Schools this week, a project that will send young solicitors and barristers into schools and colleges in 2015 to enthuse pupils about law.
The Magna Carta 800th committee also wants to encourage a sense of civic duty among young people, create a greater awareness of the rule of law, and help them understand the significance of the Magna Carta.”