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Summer Scheme 

Applications for the 2024 Summer Scheme have now closed. Thank you to all of those who applied this year, we are currently considering your application. 

The title ‘lawyer’ encompasses a number of different professions.  Although they may all work on cases together, barristers, solicitors/legal executives all perform different roles. Each branch of the profession has its own individual route to qualification and each may be attractive to different people for different reasons.


The LEDLET Summer Scheme gives students the opportunity to see first-hand what the legal profession is like from shadowing solicitors, barristers and a judge.

We appreciate that for a profession with different career paths, each with its own twists and turns, it is often difficult for anyone to decide which road to take, let alone for those with no prior connections with the law. It is for that reason that we operate the LEDLET Summer Scheme.

The Summer Scheme is the only opportunity of its kind being offered to students in Wales. Applications for up to ten spaces both in London and Cardiff on the Summer Scheme 2024. You must be under 18 years old and at the end of year 12 by the date of the scheme. There is a single application for the scheme, and a preference may be given as to whether you would like to attend the scheme in London or Cardiff.


The date for the scheme is usually takes place in the last few weeks of July, a date for the 2024 summer scheme has not yet been fixed.  If you have any further questions, please get in touch at 



Applications are open to any  year 12 student who is under 18 on the last day of the summer scheme.  All applicants must live in Wales or have some connection to Wales. Applicants should demonstrate intellectual ability (usually 5 A's or more at GCSE, but this is not a decisive factor). 

We appreciate that even those students who have lawyers in their family will need guidance on career options and opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge which will assist them in their endeavours to pursue the career of their choice. As such, applications are still welcome and LEDLET will endeavour to provide that guidance by means of the LEDLET mentoring scheme. 


Applicants must complete an application form, in either English or Welsh. The application form for the summer scheme will be on the websiteApplicants must complete the online form and corresponding parent and teacher forms must be completed in support of the application.


Applicants should seek to demonstrate a clarity of thought and a high standard of written English or Welsh. Please note there is no need to apply in the language of your school, be it English or Welsh. 

Applications for the 2024 summer scheme are closed. Applications for the 2025 Summer Scheme will open in December. Applications received outside of the applications dates will not be considered. 

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