SEO London were chosen to partner with the City Solicitors Horizons programme to deliver an initiative aimed at improving access to the legal profession for first year undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. The pilot was initiated by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET) and The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF), with the support of the City of London Law Society (CLLS) and leading law firms.
Each year, 50 first year university students either studying law or committed to pursuing a career in law, will be selected to participate in an outstanding three-year support programme alongside their undergraduate degrees. This will include:
Our training covers the full spectrum of legal career paths. It is designed to significantly improve your skills and equip you for your chosen law career.
Your mentors offer you regular face-to- face or Skype meetings and support you at critical times e.g. making applications for vacation schemes and training contracts.
We provide you with excellent work experience placements with sponsor city law firms, in-house legal departments and various high profile legal organisations.
Students applying for the CSH programme should:
Anyone who has already gained a training contract or has been selected for Pathways Plus is not eligible to apply.
For FAQs on the City Solicitors Horizons programme and application guidance click here
Applications for the 2017-2020 City Solicitors Horizons class are closed.
The City of London Solicitors’ Company
City Solicitor Educational Trust (CSET)
The Legal Educational Foundation (TLEF)
The City of London Law Society (CLLS)
What we do at SEO changes life chances. When our young people start successful career journeys, they inspire others and access economic opportunities. They contribute to a world where ethnic and socioeconomic diversity is celebrated as a central pillar of the workplace.
The giving back ethos of our alumni, candidates and supporters keeps our programmes flourishing. We’re grateful to all of you that contribute your gifts in so many ways.