Studying LLB Law Information Event
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- Wednesday 16 June 2021
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Event enabling Year 12, Year 13 and mature students to find out more about the experience of studying a qualifying law degree.
“I remember walking into the courtroom and . . . it felt really empowering, actually, to stand in the benches and to prepare the case with my counsel and to confer with my solicitors.” Fabian, LLB Law, reflecting on a mock trial at the Royal Courts of Justice as part of the Goldsmiths LLB Law programme.
Taking the role of a juror, being part of the prosecution or defence in a mock trial, and learning from visiting professors who are internationally recognised experts in their area of practice are just some of the professional study experiences that are part of the LLB law degrees at Goldsmiths.
This event enables Year 12, Year 13 and mature students to find out more about the experience of studying a qualifying law degree that also incorporates training for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).
Head of the Department of Law, Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, will explain how the LLB courses bring together theory and practice, and provide you with the opportunity to develop expertise in specialist areas such as criminal justice, human rights, and the interplay of law and politics. This is contextualised by visiting places where law is practised – from the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court to community-based legal clinics. He will also cover the department’s extensive connections with London’s legal community including solicitors, barristers, advocates, judges and lobbyists, who contribute and share their experience and expertise.
Dr Virginie Barral, will provide an overview of the innovative teaching methods that are used across each year of study.
Dr Fatima Ahdash and Dr Mai Taha investigate UK law's ability to deliver social justice, taking their examples from race, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
We’ll also hear from current law students and members of the Law Society.
4.00 pm: Bringing theory and practice together, learning the Law in legal London
Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Head of Department of Law
4.30 pm: Innovative legal teaching
Dr Virginie Barral
4.45 pm: UK Law and Social Justice: On Race, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement
Dr Fatima Ahdash and Dr Mai Taha
5.15 pm: Law students and our student Law Society
5.30 pm: Q & A
5.45 pm: End
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We look at subjects in creative and unconventional ways, but everything we do is based on the highest academic standards of teaching and research. Many of our lecturers and academics are active in the creative and cultural industries, so your learning will be informed by currently practice and you’ll develop relevant real-world skills.
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We’ll work hard to make sure that the skills you develop at Goldsmiths are relevant, that your talents are supported, and that your career motivation is nurtured. You’ll benefit from:
- Work placements on some of our degree programmes.
- Invaluable work experience through the volunteering opportunities organised and supported by the Students’ Union.
- Personal development opportunities including the Gold Award, which can help you recognise and develop the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
- Professional accreditation on completion of some of our degrees.
- Workshop programmes offered by our Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, which help develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and encourage you to think creatively about your future.
- The facilities and expertise of the Goldsmiths Careers Service, which is part of The Careers Group, University of London – the largest careers service in the country.
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Find out more about our funding for undergraduate and postgraduate students by visiting http://www.gold.ac.uk/fees-funding
Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London. A vibrant, urban area with a thriving music and arts scene, it’s known as a hub of creative talent. Excellent transport links take you into central London in less than 15 minutes, and it’s also a great base to explore other parts of South East London as well as further afield. Find out more at www.gold.ac.uk/local
Another benefit of being in London is that there are good opportunities for finding part-time employment while you study, which will help supplement your income.