The College of Law and Criminology annual 6th form conference

The College of Law and Criminology recently hosted its annual 6th form conference and this year there were in excess of 200 students and teachers in attendance. The conference was held over two days in order to accommodate student numbers.

The Conference gives students the opportunity to experience a little of what it would be like to study law or criminology at university, to ask any questions they may have about studying or pursuing a career in the area of law or criminology and to obtain information about employability matters more generally.

The Conference was organised around a series of seminars facilitated by academics within the College of Law and Criminology. Seminar topics this year included Human Rights, Criminal Evidence, Medical Law, Children and the law, Anti-terrorism law, Criminology, Legal Practice, Tort Law and Sports Law with each student participating in four seminars during the course of the day. In addition to the seminars, there were talks at the end of the seminars by senior members of the legal profession (Mr. Alun Price, Solicitor, Morgan LaRoche, and Mrs. Siân Mirchandani, Barrister, 4 New Square, London).

During the course of the conference, the sixth form students had opportunities to talk informally to academics and existing students during a lunch provided by the College of Law and Criminology.

Ruth Costigan Joint Head (Student Experience),  in the College of Law and Criminology commented that ‘This popular event was a great success again, thanks to the interesting presentations by staff members, inspiring talks by guest speakers, and the positive participation of the students. It’s a great opportunity for students, teachers, practitioners and academics to come together and the feedback shows that the event was useful and enjoyable. We’re grateful to everyone who took part in the conference and we wish every success to the students.’

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