2 AS Law students have been accepted for the Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference. This is a four-day stopover at the university which will allow them to take part in mock trials, meet barristers and solicitors from some of the top firms in the UK and attend law lectures at the university (some with a focus on applying to go there after college).
Ryan Podmore and Scott Moseley were recommended to attend in October and they received confirmation of their places last week.
The Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference was founded thirty-five years ago to give year 12 students who may be interested in studying law at degree level a balanced view of the Law, both as an academic subject and as a profession, and also to offer an insight into life as a Cambridge undergraduates.
Mornings will involve lectures in the Law Faculty on Sidgwick Site from University lecturers and eminent speakers from the legal profession and aim to give students an introduction into the subjects they are likely to encounter as a Law undergraduate at Cambridge as well as covering issues such as 'Applying to Cambridge' and Law as a career.
Afternoons give students the opportunity to partake in workshops organised by City Law Firms and Barristers’ Chambers which focus on developing skills intrinsic to the legal profession such as debating, advocacy and negotiation. Students will also be taken on a guided tour of Cambridge and will have the chance to investigate further the different Colleges.
Evening activities involve a range of events which crop up in the weekly activities of a normal student, including a debate in the world-famous Cambridge Union between high-profile barristers and a mock trial. The aim of the Conference is not to 'hard sell' either Law or Cambridge but to give a unique experience that will without doubt help students when faced with difficult decisions about their future.
Posted on Friday 28th January 2011