Apply for the 2019 Legal Launch Pad Programme

Are you a current student at the University of Reading doing a law degree?

The LLP programme is targeted at second, final-year and postgraduate (GDL, LPC etc) law students and final-year non-law students from African, Caribbean, Asian and other ethnic minority or socially disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK (England and Wales) interested in pursuing a legal career.

The Legal Launch Pad is a structured nine-month (January to September) training, networking and mentoring programme open to those studying for a legal career. The LLP Programme is free to access for students (selection is by online application and telephone interview) and offers work placements (including vacation schemes and mini-pupillages with different firms), mock interviews, mentoring opportunities (from qualified solicitors and barristers), high quality training workshops on commercial awareness, negotiation, applications, CVs and assessment centre practice, presentation skills, networking and much more.

Man in suit shakes the hand of a young African-American

The aim of this programme is to help participants prepare themselves for the legal profession by providing career and personal development avenues via training workshops, mentoring and work placements. The programme runs alongside the university timetable and the event and work placement dates are publicised in advance to help you plan for them.

Applications for the programme must be submitted before midnight on 1 November 2018. The system locks up automatically at this time, and places will be offered on a rolling basis from September, so you are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

You can find out more about the Legal Launch Pad programme by examining the official page of this initiative or by emailing

If you wish to be successful in your application, preparation is key. Book a Careers Appointment with one of our Careers Consultants. The dedicated advisor for law is Alison Taylor, so go straight to MyJobsOnline to book your Careers Appointment. Alternatively, call our front-desk on 0118 378 8359 to book your one-to-one session