Australian future lawyers student program goes online

Aus Lawyers Weekly reports…. Students from more than 60 schools across the state are taking part in a new online program for future lawyers, developed by the Law Society of NSW, in the face of COVID-19 restrictions.

With a total of 650 students participating in The Future Lawyers Program, the program has been developed as an alternative to the traditional Mock Law programs with a focus on attending the program from home.

President of the Law Society of NSW, Richard Harvey, said The Future Lawyers Program provides year 10 and 11 students with an opportunity to learn from experienced and knowledgeable solicitors within the comfort of their own home.

“When it became clear that law society’s face-to-face Mock Law programs would be impacted by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions we moved quickly to create a new online format for high school students,” Mr Harvey said.

“During these uncertain times it is important to ensure we adapt to our current environment and create new opportunities for students considering a career in the law.”

The Future Lawyers Program will run over six weeks with different topics and lecturers and concludes in June 2020.