Sixth Form: Law Society
Updated: Tue 15 Nov 2016
Welcome to TBSHS Law Society!
The School Law Society’s aim is to bring students with a genuine interest in the law together and explore the legal profession, and to get more people involved and interested in law, as it can be found in many different spheres of life. This year our main goal is to establish a foundational understanding, one way in which we have done this is through the running of mock trials, which gave us a better knowledge of courtroom procedures. In the future, we are aspiring to take a trip to the Supreme Court to give us first-hand experience of the law and the nature in which it is practiced. One of the key aspects of the Law Society is that it is mainly student run with supervision from Mr Beran, as we organise our own presentations and activities, which show our commitment in learning more about law. We pride ourselves in accepting students from all age groups who have an interest in law, and openly welcome any newcomers.
Formed in January 2015, around 15 students have started early preparing their futures by coming to a student-led law society in Room 57, run by Ben Brimmer and Lucas Crumb. Recognising that there was no Law course at our school, with aid from Miss Epton, (A law graduate) we hope to gain an insight to law and try and prepare ourselves for our possible futures in the field of law.
In the sessions, we have one person per week do a presentation on a certain aspect of law. Some presentations that have been done before have involved:
- Criminal Law
- Human Rights
- Tort Law
- Property Law
- And many more
Furthermore, we plan on keeping up to date with cases that are in the news, and express our own opinions and views on the topics.
Our Future Plans
Our future our plans include:
- Our contacts with solicitors and lawyers; will be used to invite them to our school for Q&A sessions. Our first guest speaker will be James Brunton, a solicitor at Nockolds Solicitors who has agreed to come in to tell us about his career and how he got to his position.
- Many universities are doing open days for students who are interested in the path to law, so after school these will be our plans.
- The National Mock Bar Trials involved dozens of schools combining their drama, debating and law students in the attempt to recreate the conditions of an actual court room and debate certain topics with fake witnesses etc.