Todays Children Tomorrows Lawyers (TCTL)



The Today's Children, Tomorrow's Lawyers programme is primarily targeted at ethnic minority and disadvantaged 13-to-19-year-olds but includes those in full-time education but pre-university. We work with schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

Why are we running the Today's Children Tomorrow's Lawyers Programme?

The experience of many qualified black minority ethnic (BME) lawyers is that during their schooling their career advisers actively discouraged them from pursuing a career in Law. The view held by some career advisers is that working within the legal profession is beyond the reach of BME children and that such children should be more realistic in their choice of career. For children, this negative advice may be further compounded by the lack of support by those close to them. Experience has, however, shown that those who disregarded such negative advice and receive support have gone on to have successful legal careers. BLD believes there is a need to mentor and support young people through schools and universities to empower them to make sound career choices. Young people need to feel confident about their chosen career and have the opportunity to seek guidance from experienced practitioners.The aim of this scheme, therefore, is to target young participants, arm them with information, raise their expectations, support their aspirations and make the aspirations a reality.


Click here to hear TCTL participants, Jabeth and Tomi speak about their work experience at Barclays. That they received through the Today's Children, Tomorrow's Lawyers programme.  

What we offer on the Today's Children Tomorrow's Lawyers Programme

As part of the Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Lawyers (TCTL) programme we offer -

  • Open days at sponsors organisations
  • Insight days
  • Workshops
  • Tailored motivational events
  • Careers fair at Barclays headquarters
  • Work experience at leading law firms, banks and major oil company
  • Summer school
  • Online learning material
  • Group mentoring
  • Q & A sessions
  • Participation in “The Great Law Debate” (Currently unavailable)

Our Aims and Objectives

  • Educate and inform about what the legal profession has to offer and the available wide-ranging opportunities
  • Raise aspirations and empower participants
  • Assist participants in making informed choices and being open to the many available options

Apply to the Today's Children Tomorrow's Lawyers Programme

Please click here to Apply for the Today's Children Tomorrow's Lawyers programme.

Contact Us

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See below for the schools that have taken part in the Today's Children Tomorrow's Lawyers programme.




Camden School for girls


Elizabeth Garrett Anderson


The Lammas


Norlington School for Boys


St Matthew Academy


Cardinal Pole


Haggerston School


Lister Community School


Petchey Academy


St Thomas Moore Catholic School


City & Islington Sixth Form College


Kingsford Community School


Lilian Baylis Technology School


St Angelas Ursuline School


Camden School for Girls


Christ’s College Finchley


St Bonaventures


Woodbridge High School





Abraham Moss


Manchester Academy


Loreto Sixth Form College


Manchester Creative & Media Academy for Girls


Our Lady's RC Sports College


Burnley College




Primrose High and city of Leeds


Roundhay School Technology & Language College


Ralph Thoresby School





Aston Manor


Waverley School


Wheeler's Lane Technology Centre (Boys School)


St Peters Collegiate School, Wolverhampton


Hamstead Hall Academy



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