Life at Law
Life at the School of Law is full of opportunities, some of which, for example Pro Bono work and Employability events, have been mentioned elsewhere. However, to give you a better idea of the variety on offer as well as the overall School of Law community, a few more of these are illustrated below.
Our International students bring an added dimension to life at the Law School and Malaysia Night, organised by the students, is a wonderful example of a different culture in action. Not only do the students perform a selection of traditional dances, but their native cuisine is re-created according to their own recipes (and very much enjoyed by all).
Staff/Student Football Match
One popular event within the academic year is the annual Staff v Student football match, held in aid of charity each Spring. In the most recent game, the staff, helped greatly no doubt by the inclusion of post graduate students in their team, won by a small margin. The event is always great fun and helps to celebrate the end of the Spring teaching term!
Postgraduate trip to Geneva
We are delighted once again to offer our Postgraduate students a subsidised trip to Geneva where they will spend several days visiting international organisations and meeting with their staff. Students who went on the trip last year found it offered invaluable insight for both careers and studies. The trip is open to all our Taught Postgraduate students although, in the case of over subscription, preference is given to students studying courses and modules most heavily biased towards International study.
Student Law Society
As well as organising practical events such as the student second hand book sale, the Law Society put on a series of social events throughout the year. One extremely popular event held annually is the Law Society Dinner at which recent speakers have included Clive Coleman from Radio 4's 'Law in Action' and 'The Cases That Changed Our World'. In addition to welcoming Freshers during the initial weeks of the academic year, other events planned by the Law Society include a day at the Ascot races and a weekend trip away to Amsterdam.
The School was delighted to welcome Baroness Hale of Richmond, Justice of the Supreme Court, when she delivered the Annual Law Lecture to staff and students. She delivered a fascinating talk exploring the workings and impact of the Supreme Court.