We help young people understand the law

We help them to know their rights, understand their responsibilities and navigate confidently through the legal system, knowing when and where to ask for help and further advice.

Recognising the need for teachers and lecturers to possess authoritative content when delivering concepts with potentially profound outcomes, we’ve created a host of high-quality, legally accurate resources.

Whether you are interested to teach about the legal implications of social media use or to analyse human rights, consumer law or Brexit, we have everything covered with our SmartLaw classroom resources.

All our resources adopt a consistent approach. We engage young people on a range of topics that stimulate student interest.

Other suggestions

  • Mock trial competitions allows young people learn about the legal system by presenting cases in real court rooms and in front of real judges.
  • Student Conferences provide a valuable opportunity for young people to explore a career in the law, as well as practise their advocacy skills. 
  • Experts in Schools: Law recruits and trains legal professionals to deliver legal topics in your school's classrooms.
  • The Young Citizen's Passport is a guide to the law. It explains, as simply as possible, those parts of the law that have most relevance to the everyday life of young people in England and Wales. The 17th edition was published in autumn 2017.

Public Legal Education: Improving lives, empowering communities

We help 10,000 young people across the UK every year though our legal education work.