Solicitors of the Future is an innovative Transition Year (TY) work experience programme offered at the Law Society of Ireland which provides students with an introduction to the solicitor’s profession.
About the programme
Open to schools around the country, Solicitors of the Future encourages Transition Year (TY) students to consider a career in law and offers an insight into the role of a solicitor in practice. In addition, this TY programme shows how the law can be relevant to the daily lives of participants and promotes awareness of the legal processes, constitutional principles, and values which underpin the rule of law in Ireland.
Facilitated by Law Society staff, trainee solicitors, and expert practitioners, the activity-based programme features a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice, a tour of a large commercial firm, expert-led workshops, guest speakers, courtroom activities, a careers seminar and a mock trial.
For more information about the programme, download the Solicitors of the Future FAQs.
The 2019 programme will take at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, from Monday 4 February to Friday 8 February.
The 2018 programme took place at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, from Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February 2018. For more information, download the Solicitors of the Future 2018 Brochure.
"I attended the 2018 Transition Year (TY) Solicitors of the Future programme as one of my TY work placements and found it to be a great experience. The itinerary was full of really interesting talks from experts. The activities gave me a great chance to apply what I knew and the trips to law firms and the Criminal Courts of Justice gave me a chance to see how law works in the real world. The Programme gave me a great insight into how the justice system works in Ireland and I would definitely recommend applying for it."
Rory O'Mahony, Dunshaughlin Community College, Meath
Zakia Laassri and Katie Whelan, who completed a week of work experience in the Law Society Gazette offices, produced a report on the week's activities for the 2017 programme: