Breaking the Rules:
Everything You Never Knew About Law
LawCon 2020: Virtual Conference on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December 2020
Discover the many different areas and types of law and connect with lawyers
Prepare for university and internship or work experience applications
Prove your interest in Law for your applications and interviews
Prepare for Your Future in Law
Are you planning to study law, or interested in a legal career in the future? Do you want to find out more about the field and discover all the possibilities law can offer?
LawCon 2020 is for curious school pupils who want to learn more about law and prepare for a degree or a career in the legal field. The Conference will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December 2020, and you can choose to join us for one or both days.
Day One (Saturday) focuses on our theme: “Breaking the Rules: Everything You Never Knew About Law“. You’ll hear from – and interact with – solicitors, barristers, legal aid lawyers, law students and much more, and you’ll also take part in a mock trial. Our Keynote Speech on Saturday is from Aradhya Sethia (BA LLB LLM MPhil), a researcher at the University of Cambridge in Law, and he will be talking about new frontiers in the legal field, including Law and Artificial Intelligence, and Law in Politics. You can read his full bio here.
Day Two (Sunday) is focused on sharpening your legal skills and supporting you to prepare a successful application to Law courses at university in the future. On Day Two, we’ll cover mooting, how to write a great Law Personal Statement, how to ace the LNAT (Law National Aptitude Test), the pros and cons of studying Law at undergraduate level as opposed to doing the GDL (“Law Conversion” course), and much more. If you live abroad and are thinking of studying in the UK in the future, you’ll also hear about what it’s like to study Law in the UK as an international student. We’ll finish Day Two with a session from a top lawyer on “Everything I Wish I’d Known”.
You’ll finish the weekend feeling prepared and equipped to apply to the law school of your choice, informed about the many options available to you, and inspired to pursue your future in law.
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which can be used for future work experience or course applications.
Dates: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December 2020, 11am – 4.30pm GMT – Online
Parent Seminar: Saturday 19th December, 6pm GMT – Online
Tickets: £95 one day, £165 both days
Full programme available here.
Before I did this experience, I was very worried. I had decided on doing Law at university but I feared that it would be too difficult and that some areas would be too boring. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Everything we studied was engaging – even contract law! Now I know that Law is the right path for me, thanks to my brilliant tutor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I join both Day One and Day Two?
Absolutely! Most students join us for both days of the Conference.
What's the difference between Day One and Day Two?
Day One is structured around the theme “Breaking the Rules: Everything You Never Knew About Law”. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers, different types of lawyers and legal professionals, our keynote speaker Aradhya Sethia, and take part in a mock trial. Day Two is focused on practical legal skills and supporting you to create a successful university application. You’ll learn how to ace the LNAT and what it takes to write a great Law Personal Statement, develop your mooting skills, hear what it’s like to study Law in the UK as an international student, and much more! The full programme is available here.
You can choose to attend just one day, or both (most students join us for both days).
Is LawCon 2020 suitable for me?
Absolutely! If you have a genuine interest in law and want to find out more about the field, LawCon 2020 is right for you.
If you haven’t yet applied to university, LawCon will help you to decide whether it’s the right subject for you, provide you with essential evidence of your interest in the field for your personal statement, and equip you to submit a compelling application when the time comes. The Conference will also help you decide whether to study Law at undergraduate level or do a “Conversion Course” later on.
If you’ve already submitted your UCAS application for Law or a related subject, the conference will give you the insights and tools you need to impress in your interviews, and a head start on your first year studies. You’ll be able to draw on all you’ve learnt during the conference to prove your genuine interest in Law to your interviewers, and to show that you’ve gone above and beyond your school curriculum – which is something all admissions tutors are looking for. Not to mention that it’s set to be a fascinating weekend!
Do I need any special software or equipment in order to join LawCon 2020? Which platform do you use?
No, you don’t need to download or buy any software in order to attend LawCon 2020. After you buy your ticket, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need in order to join us on the day on our streaming platform. Our platform is user-friendly, reliable, and best of all, really interactive! This means you can ask all our speakers questions directly, and can even be invited onto our virtual stage to speak to them yourself!
Do I need to have studied with Oxford Scholastica before in order to attend?
No! The conference will assume no background knowledge. The content covered is different than that of our Law courses (both in Oxford and online), so whether you’ve joined us before or not, we believe you’ll find it very interesting and valuable!
Can parents join LawCon 2020?
LawCon 2020 is designed with students in mind. However, in the evening on Day One (Saturday) we will have a dedicated session to which all parents and guardians of invitees are warmly invited, which will give you an insight into what students have covered during the day, tips about how best to support them through their Law applications and studies, and a Q&A. If your child is only attending Day Two, you are still welcome to join us in the evening of Day One for the Parents’ Seminar.
Is LawCon 2020 suitable for international students?
Absolutely! We’re pleased to welcome students from dozens of countries to our events every year, and would be thrilled to have you. Do bear in mind, however, that the conference is designed for students planning to study and practise Law in the UK – if you’re not sure whether it will be relevant for you, please do get in touch. If you live abroad and are planning to study in the UK, we’ll also have a session for you on what it’s like to come to the UK to study Law as an international student (this is on Day Two).
Do you have any scholarship/ bursary places?
Limited scholarship places are available for students who study at our partner schools. If you’re a school and would like to become a partner, email us and we’ll be pleased to get you on board!
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