Sixth Form Students Attend Law Conference

A group of our Sixth Form students attended a Law Conference at the University of Cumbria last week.

This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to attend and explore legal issues with internationally-renowned solicitors and boost their legal learning for free.

Organised by the University of Cumbria’s Student Law Society, along with staff members from the university’s Law Team, this annual Law conference was a brilliant opportunity for students to receive some valuable advice about their proposed profession.

Students enjoyed lively debates led by Duncan Curley, one of the world’s leading patent professionals, and Linda Vance, former Divisional Crown Prosecutor in Cumbria – alongside Cumbria University’s nationally and internationally experienced Law team.

Topics covered at the conference were:

  • Brexit: Article 50, and its connection to Henry VIII
  • Defending a criminal trial: Sleeping at night and the ethics of sentencing
  • The global intellectual property scene: A view from a small island

The conference was a great opportunity for students to get a flavour of what it’s really like to study and practise law in addition to the following benefits:

  • Gain an excellent example to give their personal statement the edge
  • Network with local lawyers and barristers
  • Enrich their current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of their current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites their interest and make sure it’s the correct course for them
  • Get a unique chance to push their passion for law and explore it further


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