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Citizenship Foundation


Citizenship Foundation Funraising Dinner Tuesday, 24th October 2017


We are pleased to announce that we raised £20,000 and would like to thank our supporters for making the evening such a huge success. The funds will go towards our programmes helping young people across the country to become legally capable, active young citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities in order to make a positive change in society.

We were delighted to have had Clive Anderson host such a fun night and for His Right Honourable Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, to deliver an incredible Keynote speech which resonated with everyone present.

“It was such a great night. Clive Anderson was a fantastic host,” said Esther Jeapes, head of UK Know How at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, who participate in the Lawyers in Schools programme. “The auction was a lot of fun and while some of our wallets are a bit lighter now, it was great to raise money for the future of the Foundation.”

If you could not make it to the Dinner but would like to support our work by donating, Click Here

SmartLaw Fundraising Dinner Friday, 12th August 2016

We are very excited to announce that on Wednesday 21st September we will be holding a Fundraising Dinner to celebrate our SmartLaw programme. We have been busy planning and organising the event, and hope to raise a lot of money to fund our important upcoming SmartLaw campaigns.

The dinner is taking place at the Inner Temple Hall, London, right in the heart of the capital’s legal district.

Speaker Biographies

We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our keynote speakers: the Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson and Shami Chakrabarti CBE.

Our speakers both lead the way in the law’s interaction with the public.

 Sir Brian Leveson is a senior judge, mostly hearing cases concerning contract disputes, personal injury,  and reviews of government decisions. He was also the chairman of the Leveson Inquiry which  investigated the role and conduct of the press in the UK.



 Shami Chakrabarti is a leading human rights lawyer and campaigner. She has written on the topic of  Liberty, and has been involved in both the Leveson Inquiry and an investigation into antisemitism in the  Labour Party.


What is SmartLaw?

The SmartLaw programme is going to build upon the successes and mission of Lawyers in Schools. We will be continuing to encourage and assist volunteers from the legal sector going into schools to explain the role of the law. We will continue to provide high-quality resources and up-to-date materials, and our fundraising dinner will help us to achieve our goals. It is obviously hugely exciting for students to be able to discuss the latest legal issues with lawyers who, often, are working on those very cases. Similarly, we always have very positive feedback from the lawyers, who explain that they find the passion and enthusiasm of the students genuinely inspirational.

Through our SmartLaw programme, we hope to be able to bring these unique partnerships of students and lawyers to more schools, and our fundraising dinner is the first step in an exciting journey toward this aim. If you would like to be involved, we would love to see you on 21st September, so please click here to book your tickets and find out more.


EU Law workshop gets students ready for the referendum Monday, 20th June 2016

Allen & Ovary lawyers volunteered their morning to facilitate an exciting two hour session on EU law. It was an eye-opening experience for students and lawyers alike as they participated in activities ranging from plotting EU countries on a map to debating EU Directives.

‘My favourite thing that I learnt today was about the Schengen Agreement and how EU citizens don’t need a passport to travel between countries in the EU.’ – Student, Raines Foundation

‘It was surprising to learn that there is free university education in some EU countries’. – Student, Raines Foundation

Thank you Allen & Ovary for hosting such a successful event and the lawyers who gave up their morning to support the workshop!

Lawyers in Schools asked to speak at Olswang’s inaugural CR Summit Wednesday, 8th June 2016

The Project Co-ordinator on the Lawyers in Schools’ team, Therri Tait, was delighted to be invited to speak at Olswang’s inaugural CR Summit. Olswang take part in the Citizenship Foundation’s Lawyers in Schools programme as well as their Boom, Bust & Crunch programme.
Therri spoke as part of a panel discussion which examined successful partnerships between businesses and charities, looking at how they are formed and maintained.
The key pieces of advice which the panel gave to businesses and charities were as follows:
  • Aligning the goals of the CR programme with the goals of the business gives the programme sturdy foundations to be built upon
  •  Creating an employee volunteering programme which utilises the unique skills of the employees to produce a programme which is impactful
  • Regular communication between the parties to ensure that expectations are being met and any problems which arise are dealt with immediately

The Lawyers in Schools team would like to thank Olswang for inviting them to speak at this fantastic event.

Practical ways of delivering British Values and SMSC in the classroom - free resources worth £100 Thursday, 14th April 2016

Providing for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is a statutory requirement for all schools, and a key aspect of how pupils are prepared positively for life in modern Britain

Our full day's training will provide an opportunity to explore the SMSC and British Values requirements, focusing on practical and creative ways to deliver them in the classroom. 

For more details and to see a copy of the programme visit –


Who should attend?  This course is relevant to secondary school headteachers, deputy headteachers, SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship teachers as well as school governors.


All attendees will receive a training pack which will include a set of resources worth over £100 and a 30% discount on subscriptions to the Citizenship Foundation's Law in Schools website.  

Places are limited, bookbefore the 15th April and receive an early bird discount of 20%.



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