In 2011 a group of law students worked together to design an outreach project called 'Big Voice London'. The project helped students from non-fee paying schools in and around London to explore the UK legal system.
Since then, we have worked with over 2000 young people and grown into a social mobility charity operating across England and Wales. In 2021, to reflect our national presence, we became 'BVL'.
At BVL we aim to:
Engage our students in law and legal policy
Inspire them to pursue legal careers
Improve diversity in the legal profession
We believe that a person's background should not be a barrier to entering the legal profession and that the legal system can only benefit from the profession better reflecting the society we live in.
To achieve our aims, we offer opportunities throughout the year for young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years old, who are currently studying for or have recently completed their A-Levels at a non-fee paying school or college. Our projects are free of charge. The projects are run virtually (via Zoom) and in person and are open to students from anywhere in England and Wales.