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 2020 programme will take place at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, from Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February. The application process will open in September 2019.
How to enrol
Places on the programme are limited and are allocated to schools through a lottery system. Selection of the student to attend the programme is at the school's discretion and the Law Society of Ireland has no role in this process.
See the key dates in the process below
- 30 October 2019: Deadline to register for the school lottery
- 31 October 2019: Registration closes; school selection takes place following a lottery draw. Schools will be notified of the outcome directly.
- 29 November 2019: Deadline for school to register selected student
Successful schools are allocated a place for one student only. Should a school fail to nominate a participating student by the deadline, the school's place will be forfeited and another school will be selected via the lottery draw.