About Our 23 Year Old School History
The Recent Past:
In 2016, through a new website https://jobportfolios.com/ , the school has launched a Job Portfolio creation program which will enable job seekers globally to do what those in the creative industries have done for decades. A designer would never entertain the idea of attending a job interview without a portfolio of work they have done. They and the potential employer work on the premise that 'Seeing is Believing'. Through our job portfolio program 95% of the global workforce can now do the same as those in the creative industries. They can now showcase samples of their own work at job interviews.
In 2014 following up on our unique challenging work and volunteering programme under the name Casepedia, the school re-launched it as a stand alone service and made it available globally. It can be used as a tool to help those seeking both legal and non legal based employment. The school also introduced an off shoot to the programme with its Employment Gap Job Cover Assurance; a form of unemployment gap protection.
In 2011 through its Learning Club, the school extended its International Court Trial Reporter programme to other countries. Also, the school developed stronger links with the UK Institute of Paralegals.
In 2008 the school launched a work placement / work experience programme that is probably the most flexible and probably the most confidence building work experience programme in the UK. It can help those looking for both legal and non legal based jobs.
In 2007 the School became a training provider for Job Centre Plus with the aim of helping unemployed persons back into employment (JCP is a part of the UK government’s Department of Works and Pensions).
In 2006 the SAS Law School launched its ‘Request a Course Fee Reduction’, facility, which has been utilized by many students and has been able to provide students with significant reductions on their course fees. In some cases the fee reductions has been as much as 40%. We believe that this service is a first for education
The More Distant Past:
In 2001, for example, at one particular London university, over 70% of law students trained by SAS Law School gained summer work with law firms as a direct result of the school’s on campus training.
Late 2001 The SAS Law School introduced its ICE scholarship programme (which was replaced by The Free Learning Centre programme) it was aimed at countries in Africa. The School then extended The Free Learning Centre programme worldwide. This has now been replaced with The SAS Learning Club.
In 1998 the SAS Law School was invited by a private university in the US to develop and market a unique research based undergraduate law degree by distance learning. This research degree programme proved very successful and attracted students from around the world.
In 1996 the SAS Law School was approached by The National Association of Paralegals in the UK and invited to become the Vocational training arm of the Association.
In 1993 The SAS Law School’s started as SAS (Solicitors Assistance & Support), an innovative training school seeking to help people, who were not lawyers, gain employment in the legal field.
A few years after starting up SAS Law School, and due to its teaching and training methods the school found itself invited to run its training courses for law students at various universities (Birkbeck College (part of the University of London), Bristol university, University of East London, London Guildhall university, John Moores University, University of Westminster and Middlesex university) in conjunction with the universities’ law departments and schools.
One of the above mentioned universities invited SAS to create a teaching programme that would enable its own teachers and lectures to adopt the SAS’ teaching style.