- If you are a school sixth form or college student and are interested in law, why not come to Law Club?
What is Law Club?
Law Club is a group of students from different schools and colleges across the region who are interested in law and who meet on some Tuesday evenings at Leicester De Montfort Law School. You don’t have to be studying law, planning to take a law degree or applying to De Montfort University (DMU). You just need to be interested in law. Come on your own or with friends from school/college – everyone is welcome.
Is Law Club for me?
If you’re not sure if law is for you, or you have a busy schedule already, why not come to one meeting and see what you think? If you are considering studying a Law degree, this is a great opportunity to see a law school in action and to ensure you make the right decision.
How much does Law Club cost?
Law Club is free of charge.
Where is Law Club?
Law Club is held in the Hugh Aston Building. This purpose-built building contains impressive facilities for law students such as modern lecture theatres, seminar rooms, break-out areas, mock law court, client interviewing room and integrated law library.
When is Law Club?
Meetings are always on Tuesday from 6pm to 8.30pm. We usually have two activities separated by a brief refreshment break. Please see the full programme for Law Club 2017/18 below.
Law Club Programme 2017/18
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm: Professor Gavin Dingwall offers you an insight into the UK justice system as he explores how the courts decide if an offender is ‘dangerous’.
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm: Increase your knowledge of how the Employment Tribunal operates with high-profile Employment Tribunal Judge, Saleem Ahmed.
Tuesday 5 December 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm: In this practical-led session
Dr Alwyn Jones, from DMU’s Street Law, will discuss a current legal issue helping you develop your debating skills.
Tuesday 16 January 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm: Take advantage of the opportunity to improve your understanding of mooting and sign up to the 2017/18 Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Mooting Competition.
Tuesday 6 February 2018, 6.00 – 8.00pm: Put your learnings into practice in the first round of the Leicester and Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Mooting Competition 2017/18.
Tuesday 6 March 2018, 6.00 – 8.00pm: The courtroom drama continues in the second round of the Leicester and Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Mooting Competition 2017/18.
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm: The final round; could you be the winner of the Leicester and Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Mooting Competition 2017/18?
“The Schools and Colleges Mooting Competition…not only will have helped my UCAS application, but I really enjoyed a taste of work as a barrister. In my opinion, this opportunity has guided me far better in my career than any work experience could. The hands-on aspect of preparing a case and arguing it in a Moot court was invaluable. Thanks to this unique opportunity, I have chosen to pursue a career in law, a decision which was far easier to make after my experience.”
Ben Gregory, Ashby School, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
“Law Club was a great opportunity for me to meet new people from different colleges and schools and learn more about interesting law subjects on a monthly basis. Through Law Club I also got to know tutors who will be teaching me for the next three years, making the move to university easier as I know what to expect when I begin my law degree. Of all the activities I would say that Street Law and taking part in a mooting competition was the most fun.”
Amy Amison, Former Law Club member
Teachers and tutors
If you have a group of students and would like to visit us, or you would like our staff to visit you during term time, then please get in touch. We offer a variety of law-related activities from talks about applying for and studying a law degree plus career opportunities, through to interactive Street Law sessions with our current students.
For more information you can call our enquiry line: 0116 250 60 70