As you know I love being a volunteer for Big Voice London and they run some amazing projects during the year for school students!
The first one for 2016 is something new. The Supreme Court Judgment Review project will give students a chance to look at the three biggest cases from the previous year in the Supreme Court. Over the course of 6 weeks, every Thursday evening, the participants will review the decisions made by the court, before coming to their own conclusions and writing a report outlining their thoughts and giving their own judgments. The project will give young people the opportunity to learn about the work of the Supreme Court – the highest court in England and Wales – and to engage with cutting edge legal policy, while at the same time learning about the role of our legal system more broadly.
Plus the students will get to have a tour around the Supreme Court during the very first session, and in that session they will also get to speak and listen to people from the Supreme Court. Then, the students will return to the Supreme Court for the final session, to propose their ideas.
The Supreme Court Judgment Review Project will run from 7th January 2016 – 11th February 2016. With the exception of the first and last sessions, which take place at the Supreme Court, meetings will take place during weekly Thursday evening sessions during school term time at City Law School, London (nearest station Chancery Lane).
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet leading lawyers, learn new research, critical thinking and presentation skills and show what you can do.