During the 2018–2019 academic year, The Dickson Poon School of Law will be running the one-day “Making and Breaking Rules Workshop”, designed for young people from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in finding out what studying law at university is like.
Each workshop, run from 9am–4pm in the School of Law, will be based in Somerset House on our Strand Campus. The workshop will be offered on four occasions during the year:
Friday 23rd November 2018
Friday 7th December 2018
Friday 18th January 2019
Friday 1st March 2019
Each workshop will be led by an academic from the School and will consist of 20–30 participants debating what they think is important about an area of the law, and then turning that discussion into a piece of draft legislation, with the help of undergraduate students from the School. These exercises will give participating school students experience in thinking and writing like a law student, and help them to begin to develop some of the key skills that every law student needs.
Alongside the academic exercises participants will be taken on a tour of the Strand Campus and attend a talk about life at the School and university applications. Accompanying teachers/parents/guardians are also invited to attend a discussion session on helping support university applications.
To register for a particular workshop please click the relevant date above and fill in your details.
Support for travel costs for London-based participants and an accompanying teacher/parent/guardian is available and catering will be provided throughout the day.
For further information please contact Dr Colm McGrath.