A group of our AS Law students recently took part in a national law competition; ‘The Legal Apprentice' that was organised by the internationally recognised law firm, Kingsley Napley and the Times newspaper. The team which consisted of Phoebe Hemsley, Demsey Emson, Keri Hough and Alexander Cook competed against a total of seven hundred schools and colleges from across the country. Impressively, they were awarded third place for their outstanding video, which showcased their client pitch.
The Legal Apprentice provides students with a unique opportunity to play the role of a solicitor. It also allows students to develop an understanding of the nuances between legal practices such as Criminal, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Employment Law for example. Through participating in the competition, Phoebe, Dempsey, Keri and Alexander were able to develop their range of soft skills, including creativity, team-working, strategic thinking and problem solving. These are skills which will be invaluable to them as they enter employment.
Demsey appreciated the opportunity to take part in this competition, he stated:
"Through these tasks I have developed my interest in law to such an extent that I have now changed my career plan. I now aim to pursue a career as a solicitor.”
Gemma Webb, Course Leader for Law, commented:
"I am immensely proud of both teams work throughout the competition. This has given all the students an insight into the skills that would be required of a solicitor and hopefully inspire them to follow a career in law.”
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