Education and careers

Supporting the future of the Scottish solicitors' profession.

Education and careers

The Society is involved in the education and training of the solicitors' profession, supporting schools, students, trainees and career development.

Studying law

Learn all the essential information that you need to know about becoming a Scottish solicitor, including studying the LLB and the Diploma or taking the Law Society's exams.

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The traineeship

Whether you are in a traineeship, about to start one, looking for one or thinking of providing one, you will find relevant information on this page.

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Schools

Learn about our 'Street Law' initiative, our schools' debating tournament or find out how we can help with your schools careers event.

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Information for new solicitors

Discover what you need to know in your first few years as a qualified solicitor. Learn what membership types we offer, the events we provide for new lawyers and how to keep in touch with your professional body.

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Career development

Find our about the career support the Law Society of Scotland offers, including career mentoring, becoming a mentor and the various careers events the Society runs.

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Grants and trusts

Discover the financial assistance available to students studying law across Scotland. You can also download our Funding Directory - a list of grants and trusts we are aware of, for both prospective LLB and Diploma students.

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Get involved

Law students, trainees and new solicitors are the future of the profession - it is important you get involved.

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Education and training policy

Education and training policy is designed to improve the route to qualification and fair access to the solicitors' profession.

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Contact education and careers

Contact our education and careers team with any question about legal education and career development for newly qualified solicitors.

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