We are proud to have launched and developed Mundays’ Schools Initiative.
A vibrant team of junior and trainee solicitors regularly visit local schools and colleges to talk to students about a career in law, what life is like as a solicitor and the impact of the law in everyday life. Our team has worked with individual classes up to whole of year groups, engaging with students ranging in age from 14 to 18.
To continue our relationship with the schools and colleges we have visited, we also offer a limited number of opportunities for students to visit our offices in Cobham to participate in afternoon mock trials. The experience aims to provide a fun, but insightful exposure to court practice.
"We had a most enjoyable and formative afternoon at Mundays. The Y12 students prepared well and were glad they did so as it enabled them to get a great deal out of the trial. For many it was the first time they had spoken in public and therefore came out with increased confidence in articulating themselves and constructing an argument. The case was accessible and easily understood so some pupils were able to add their own ideas to their arguments, which came off well. All the solicitors were extremely helpful and friendly, and many of our students came away eager to explore the profession further. It was a superb taster of legal life and I would highly recommend this to pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Many thanks again."
Michelle Wright, Oxbridge Coordinator at Gordon’s School
" Many thanks again for providing the excellent opportunity for the sixth form students of Tiffin School to experience a mock trial. There is no doubt that the students have gained a fascinating insight into the Law and Advocacy, and for many of them it has helped confirm the decisions they are making regarding careers and university courses at this time in their lives. We look forward to a return visit!"
Mike Gasgoigne, Deputy Head at Tiffin School
“I am writing to thank you on behalf of Feltham Community College for the inspiring mock law trial that you held at Mundays in March 2013. It is a fantastic idea as it allows pupils to experience a realistic simulation of what it is like to work in an eminent profession. Many of our pupils come from families where they will be the first to experience tertiary education and so this experience was both novel and inspirational for them. Many of the pupils were keen to consider careers in the legal profession and they have been discussing the trial all week! The materials were realistic, accessible and caused much debate amongst the Year 12 pupils. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming to both myself and the pupils and I cannot thank you enough for dedicating your time to such a venture. The mock law trial is a unique idea which I have not seen replicated elsewhere and I would definitely recommend to any other teachers looking for an educational and thoroughly enjoyable trip.”
Anna Ravenscroft, Head of Year 13 at Feltham Community College
If you would like any further information about Mundays’ Schools Initiative, please contact Rachel Lemon.