On Friday 8 October, ten students from CLSG Law Society and five CLS students attended “An Introduction to Advocacy” from Tony Charles, the Director of Education at Gray’s Inn.
During the session, year 11 Olive "learnt about some of the intricacies of becoming and working as a barrister. To experience what advocating in court would be like, a makeshift court room was set up, where we took turns at being the judge and being a defence barrister, advocating for a lessened sentence of 'Mr Smith', an imaginary man charged with carrying a knife. The session was incredibly enlightening and will provide an excellent launchpad for the development of advocacy skills in the group."
We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Gray's Inn, and watch this space for a Law Society speakers programme that Mr Fitzgerald and the Inn are looking to put together for students from CLSG and the City Family of Schools.