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 TY students to consider a career in law and offers an insight into the role of a solicitor in practice. In addition, the 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.
2018 Solicitors of the Future Programme
The 2018 programme will take place at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, from Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February 2018.
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.
Please refer to the registration procedure and timeline below:
- September 2017: Registration for school lottery opens. Enrol your school
- 27 October 2017: Registration closes; school selection takes place following lottery draw.
- 6 November 2017: Schools notified whether successful/ unsuccessful in draw
- 24 November 2017: 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 December deadline, the school’s place will be forfeited and another school will be selected via the lottery draw.
For more information, download the Solicitors of the Future 2018 Brochure.
2017 Solicitors of the Future Programme
The 2017 Programme took place at the Law Society of Ireland from Tuesday 7 February to Friday 10 February.
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.