The Law Family Scheme is a student-led initiative within Sussex Law School, and we are looking for students from all years to become members of the ‘family’.
the Law Family Scheme
Starting law school can be a daunting experience and we believe that the Law Family Scheme could serve as a useful means of reducing the difficulties first-years face. The Scheme is intended to be a way of ensuring that first-years have an approachable point of contact - an experienced fellow student to turn to with any questions.
Autumn Welcome 2019
Law Family goes Ice Skating
Spring Tea & Biscuits Meeting
In essence, the Family Law Scheme links a first-year law student with a second-year law student, providing informal support by meeting up and sharing experiences and helpful tips.
The scheme also offers the opportunity for first-year students to make new friends and create a sense of community in our Law School.
The second-year students will be called ‘parents’ and first years ‘children’. The first thing to stress is that this system is not a variation of a dating match initiative; it is completely platonic. It is purely focused on improving first-year students’ know-how and will hopefully provide a platform for new friendships and connections. The parents can then organise activities periodically throughout the year (family dinners, cafe meetups, movie nights, sporting events etc.) with their assigned children.
Attend an initial session where you will be linked with your child/parent
Commit to keeping in contact and meeting with your child/parent
Participate in socials
Provide feedback on how the scheme worked at the end of this academic year
Movie & Pizza night
"To Kill a Mockingbird"