Citizenship education is best when experienced first-hand

We run over 70 youth-focused events around the UK every year to help demonstrate the relevance of this topical curriculum subject.

At the request of teachers, we have developed a series of student workshops. The workshops are aimed at young people aged 14-17. 

Student Workshops: Law

This is a great opportunity for students to learn advocacy skills from practising barristers and other legal professionalsThe workshops are designed to be interactive and aim to highlight the relationship between law and society. They will cover different areas of law and are available for all students, whether they are simply curious or are already set on a career as a lawyer. These are introductory sessions where students will be able to gain insight into how the law works in their daily lives as well as in the courtroom.

Our upcoming student workshops:

  • Campaigning and the Law: Learning from the Youth Climate Movement – introduce your students to the power of social action and how they can influence the law
  • Criminal Law and Advocacy – give your students an insight on how the criminal justice system and what happens inside a courtroom 
  • Social Justice: The Law and You – empower your students to critically think about the issues that impact their lives and how the law can bring about change

Explore our Law Workshops

Student conference: Fake news, the media and you

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of FTI Consulting we are able to offer students from specially selected schools an opportunity to work closely with communications specialists and professionals to examine the role of media, fake news and regulation.

Professionals run breakout sessions, engaging students in debate and discussion, and getting them to review how they digest news and information and how to identify and navigate bias.

Click here to find out more about this conference or to register your interest in attending this conference.

Suggested next steps:

  • If you are a barrister or legal professional looking to become involved, see our volunteer page.
  • Look to our programmes to become involved and motivate pupils to learn how to become active citizens.
  • See our SmartLaw programme for more resources on similar topics regarding migration laws, Brexit, social media, and human rights.