Rogers & Norton Law Academy 2019

Graham Roberts, Rogers and Norton

 

We first launched our Law Academy last year and due to the overwhelming success we have continued to run the Academy again this academic year. As the Law Academy proved so popular last year we have expanded the reach to include six local schools (Notre Dame High School; Thorpe St Andrew; CNS; Wymondham College; Langley & The Norwich School). We are pleased to see that we have so much interest from both schools and their students and will continue to consider how we can include as many as possible.

We first launched our Law Academy last year and due to the overwhelming success we have continued to run the Academy again this academic year. As the Law Academy proved so popular last year we have expanded the reach to include six local schools (Notre Dame High School; Thorpe St Andrew; CNS; Wymondham College; Langley & The Norwich School). We are pleased to see that we have so much interest from both schools and their students and will continue to consider how we can include as many as possible.

The Academy comprises six monthly workshops that cover a range of departments across Rogers & Norton with an additional session on helping the students prepare and understand what they need to do to prepare for a career in law. The sessions will cover private client, conveyancing, matrimonial, personal injury, commercial and litigation. The aim of the Law Academy is to excite students about law and introduce them to different areas of practice. Rogers & Norton are then pleased to be able to continue to offer guidance and support to students considering a career in law

The initial workshop was run by our Private Client Solicitors Laura Rumsey and Charlotte Ranson and the purpose of the first session was to introduce students to Wills and Probate. Students were introduced to this area through a quiz, interactive tasks and case studies to help explain the area by preparing a Will and working through a probate scenario. Students were engaged through this session and asked questions about how the area applied to real life.

The next workshop will be led by Lauren Golder and Vikki Lambert of our Residential Conveyancing department. This will include interactive tasks to inform the students about the conveyancing procedure, provide examples of legal documents, and give the students an opportunity to complete some of the documents that are commonly used in Conveyancing transactions.

Further workshops will be presented by lawyers from our family, litigation, commercial and personal injury teams.

Last year’s Academy received excellent feedback from both the staff and students alike, with staff and parents attending the final session on planning a career in the Law.

Law is a popular subject to study at both A Level and University level. Many students are keen to study law at university with the intention of pursuing a career in law. A law course also has great transferable skills for other careers.

We are proud to be working with local schools and pupils to encourage and support them in their interest in law and entering the career in the future. We believe that an interactive Academy is the best way for students to understand what law is like in practice.

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