Following on from their enriching trip to the Supreme Court in London, Law students at Bexhill 6th Form College had the valuable opportunity to attend a Careers Day hosted by the University of Law.
The students were given an introductory session which explored the different career options available within the field of law. It focused on routes to qualification, the skills required to be a lawyer and the current legal marketplace. A further activity involved students exploring the high profile criminal case of Oscar Pistorius, listening to real eye witness accounts. They then practised interviewing clients, creating evidence-based arguments and cross examination.
Gemma Webb, Teacher of Law at the College, said:
“The day gave students the opportunity to explore other routes into law in a way that was both truthful and inspiring to students. The Oscar Pistorius task got them to question witness testimonies and practise defending clients as they would need to in court.”
In addition, the students had the opportunity to apply their knowledge to some recent topical cases, such as the ‘Monkey Selfie’ intellectual property case. The students were given an insight in to challenges they will face if they pursue a career in law. They also gained knowledge on the proposed changes to the stages occurring in 2020 on the route to becoming a solicitor.