Posted on: October 4th 2023

Community Partnership with Latham & Watkins

We are delighted to be entering a multi-year partnership with premier global law firm, Latham & Watkins.

Latham & Watkins has an outstanding reputation in London and globally, and shares our school’s core values and commitment to inclusion. Thanks to Latham's generous support LAE students, following our Pathway to Law, will benefit significantly from access to a wide range of development and training programmes, seminars, and workshops, as well as mentoring and coaching, designed to support them in their continuing education and eventual careers. 

Diversity and inclusion of people from all backgrounds is vitally important to the long-term prosperity of the UK’s legal profession and to our wider society. The support offered by Latham will assist LAE in continuing to provide a first-class sixth-form education for ambitious, hard-working young people from one of the most disadvantaged parts of the UK.  

“We are thrilled to announce this major partnership with the London Academy of Excellence. The collaboration is rooted in a shared belief in the power of education to positively influence life outcomes, and an abiding commitment to equip the next generation with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to help them reach their full potential, regardless of background. LAE provides students with life-changing education and empowering opportunities, and we are incredibly proud to play a part in supporting its efforts to eliminate educational disadvantage and create lasting impact.”

Stephen Kensell, Office Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins London   

“Our partnership with LAE provides our lawyers and business professionals with a fantastic opportunity to work with LAE’s many talented and inspiring students. We are excited to play a part in helping the students develop their skills and pursue their academic and personal goals.”   

Sophie Lamb KC, International Arbitration Partner, Latham & Watkins London

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