Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to support the Sutton Trust, Pathways to Law programme

Global People July 25, 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to support the Sutton Trust in their Pathways to Law national conference, taking place at the University of Warwick, on July 25, 2018. The event will give young adults in year 12 advice from industry experts on how best to achieve their ambitions within the legal profession. The programme was established in 2006 by the Sutton Trust and the Legal Education Foundation. Norton Rose Fulbright is a partner law firm of the initiative.

Pathways to Law is a programme that inspires and supports students to explore a range of careers in law and build the essential knowledge, skills and confidence required for higher education and the world of work. Pathways to Law students are also offered real-life experience, with work placement, and mentoring opportunities. Pathways to Law is one of the charities through which the firm obtains 3-5 participants for their annual PRIME programmes. PRIME is an alliance of law firms and legal departments who are committed to opening access to the legal profession to a wider population.

During the conference each student will be provided with a DiSC behavioural assessment, supplied by Thomas International.

Carolann Edwards, global director of learning and organisational development at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright commented:

“We are delighted to be delivering to these students ground breaking training on behavioural styles and giving and receiving feedback. The training is practical and fun and it will provide the students with knowledge and skills that will inform their career choices and the manner in which they conduct themselves at work in the future. The self-knowledge they will gain from the training will be a huge boost to their confidence. It will also help them be successful at work.”

Speaking about the programme, Laura Bruce, Head of Programmes from The Sutton Trust, said:

“Our research has highlighted how the alumni of private schools are overrepresented at the very top of the profession. But there are some areas of legal profession that are taking significant steps to redress the balance. It’s great that we can work with some of the biggest legal firms through our Pathways to Law programme. Together we support students to explore a range of careers in law and help them build the essential knowledge, skills and confidence they need to go on to higher education and the world of work.”

Derek Redmond, Group Performance Director at Thomas International:

“We are passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and the Pathways to Law event is no exception. All the students attending are so capable and bright, and we are proud to be involved in a programme that will give them the chance to fulfil their potential, regardless of their family background, school or where they live. By giving them insights into their strengths and limitations through the Thomas assessments, we are giving them the tools, and hopefully confidence, to move forward into a successful career in law.”

For further information please contact:

Kate Farrell, Public Relations Executive
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