Unformatted text preview: eing that each others through logical and persuasive of my individual cases receives justice. argumentation. Before the program, For this reason, I would drive myself to however, I had limited exposure to the continue learning throughout my lifetime, field, having worked as a court clerk for aware of the important responsibility only a few hours. I would undertake in this role. With the weight of the team resting directly I left that day, armed with a victory, but Studying law will provide an excellent on my shoulders, I began my interrogation. also with a career plan and substantive foundation for me to pursue a career as Immediately, the opposing barrister shot knowledge of the law. Through a solicitor or barrister. Because of my me the most hostile glance I had ever participating in cases such as this one, philosophical nature, however, I may encountered. I now understand much more about the choose to focus on the social context in components of a trial, from the basic which law and lawyers operate. I ignored him. As I slowly questioned the proceedings, to the strategies used witness, I realised that my questioning by barristers, to the diverse opinions Studying law stretches the imagination. was tearing holes in the witness’ story. My expressed by judges. I saw just how much My feelings echo in the words of French nervousness faded away and confidence hard work it requires to successfully try writer Jean Giraudoux: ‘There is no better took its place. After I asked my last cases; I often met with my coaches and way to exercise the imagination than the question, I sat down, relieved and jubilant, teammates on nights and weekends to study of the law. No artist ever interpreted but presenting a calm exterior; if I had work on our case strategies. nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the
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joy, security might have thrown me out My efforts paid off. At the end of the year, a law student and look forward to applying of the courtroom. our team performed well and I ended up the knowledge I learn at university for winning an ‘Outstanding Student Award.’ the greater good of all. I am grateful that I had just presented a case in front of a More important than the award, however, I had the opportunity to take part in the fictitious County Court Judge as part of was the realization that I had found my mock trial, as I now begin my path towards my college’s pilot ‘Law-In-Practice future career-in a courtroom. This time, practicing law in reality. Program.’ As a student in the college’s however, the cases will be real. www.getintouni.com Get Into Uni | 5 Get into uni Marketing
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