The Lord Edmund Davies Legal Education Trust (LEDLET) is an independent charity established in 2013 to serve young people living in Wales, or with a connection to Wales, who are interested in joining the legal profession.
The charity is run by a team of trustees from a diverse range of legal backgrounds, all with links to Wales. In particular, LEDLET was established with the aim of ensuring that a person’s background should not be a barrier to them entering the field of law.
18-year-old Lili from Pwllheli said: "This summer I had the privilege of spending a week in Cardiff on the LEDLET summer scheme programme. The programme selects ten year 12 students from across Wales without any background within the field of law.
"We had the opportunity to listen to presentations by professors from the Law department at Cardiff University, sit in on a court case, and visit the APEX chambers. I also had the opportunity to visit Ty Hywel, where the lawyers of Senedd Cymru work, and learn about the work of the Senedd, and the powers that it has to make laws in Wales. The week culminated with a guided tour around the Crown Court in Cardiff and getting to talk to several judges about their work.
"Being able to attend the summer school was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I have learned a lot about the legal system and the different routes into the law. I am very grateful to the charity for allowing me to be part of an amazing week.”
Louise Harding, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor A-level Law lecturer, added: “This is a great opportunity for the students, providing them with unforgettable experiences. A career within the legal world is extremely rewarding. The expertise and support provided from LEDLET is invaluable and I am extremely grateful to the scheme for giving the students such opportunities."
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