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. The students took part in an interactive exercise which explored the Jaffa Cake court case that helped them understand the importance of constructing arguments and how to support them. They practised skills such as persuasion and used facts to support their points.
Kiera Felstead is currently studying the BTEC Certificate in Law. In her opinion the day was extremely valuable:
"The talk was really inspiring in the way that it made me consider different routes to take towards a future career. It has given me the confidence to aim high and go for a career within law."
The Law students are looking forward to their next enrichment event – a mooting competition held at Hastings Magistrates Court.