Year 12 A Level Law students were given the opportunity to broaden their legal knowledge and consider career options on a trip to the Law School at the University of Hertfordshire.
On 25th November 2021, Year 12 students of A-Level Law visited the University of Hertfordshire to participate in sessions relating to higher education. They heard from current students about studying at university, in particular what it would be like to study law and criminology. Then the students enjoyed a sample lecture on murder and went on an interesting campus tour, giving an early insight into what life would be like at University.
A highlight of the trip was a mock sentencing hearing in the University’s replica Crown Court, in which a student was placed in the dock (temporarily!). A former Crown Court judge presided and an ex-student at BHGS, Julide Hasan, who is now studying Law at the University (here pictured in her wig and gown), played the part of the prosecuting barrister. It was inspiring to see how Julide’s experience in advocacy at University has enabled her to play the part of a confident legal professional. The trip ended with an informative session run by students at the University about police powers of stop and search.