Model Law Commission
(September - January)
The Model Law Commission is a three-month long project that provides A-Level students with the chance to simulate the work of the Law Commission. We split the pool of students into four groups, each tasked with the reform of one of the following areas of law: (1) Family, Trusts or Land Law; (2) Criminal Law; (3) Commercial and Common Law; or (4) Public Law. From September to January, students undertake a five-stage process: research, formulating recommendations, consulting with their peers, reporting on their proposals and devising their legislation.
Each year, the Model Law Commission begins with a two-day conference. It is over the course of these two days that students are introduced to their respective topics by experts in the field who come from all over the country to speak to them. They are also visited by individuals from the Law Commission itself give a talk to our students and advise on the difficulties in reforming the law and how to write a law reform report.
The young people then take that information and over the following weeks discuss reform ideas with each other, their Group Leaders and their peers. The project then concludes with a final event in January.
If you are interested in learning more about the way law works in the UK and the way it is made and changed, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.
The project will take place between September 2023 and January 2024 on the following dates:
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September - Model Law Commission Conference, in person in London, travel expenses reimbursed for those travelling from outside of London / Greater London
Thursday 28 September, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 5 October, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 12 October, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 19 October, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 26 October, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 2 November, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Thursday 9 November, 6 to 8pm, via Zoom
Date TBC confirmed in January, final event in person in London, travel expenses reimbursed for those travelling from outside of London / Greater London
The only eligibility requirements we have are that you will be 16 years or over at the time of the project and that you are studying for your A-Levels (or equivalent) at a non-fee paying school. All of our projects are free of charge for all students.
This programme will be run remotely via Zoom, with some in person elements as outlined above and is open to students across England and Wales.
To apply complete a brief application form by clicking here. The deadline for applications is 7pm on Friday 8th September.