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Lawyers, Presenters and Writers in the Making

Lawyers, Presenters and Writers in the Making


Stephanie Knowles
Stephanie Knowles
Lawyers, Presenters and Writers in the Making

During Flair week, alongside guests, students showed their flair and engagement through the completion of independent projects on an area of interest, presented in writing or orally.

Edcel Estrada, year 13, wrote about ‘Life on Death Row’, capital punishment an issue that she feels strongly about. Nicole Redmond presented to the year 13 class her research on a killer who received a 5 year prison sentence for the murder of his wife. She explored the reasons for this and evaluated the sentence in terms of justice and law. Sanam Sediqi has watched the film ‘The Children’s Act’ and written a commentary exploring the issues in relation to consent and children’s rights to consent. Alice Moss presented a document detailing what she had learnt from the documentary ‘Catching Britain’s Killers’ and how it linked to her chosen degree course.as well as her A levels psychology and law. Olu Oshisany and Shaun Karunakaran produced a detailed analysis of the murder of Gabriel Fernadez that was featured in the Netflix Docuseries. They charted what led to the tragic death, the lessons learnt and the trial that ensued.

Not to be outdone by year 13, the first year lawyers have also grabbed ‘Flair’ opportunities. Nehal Pabari listened to a Podcast by ‘The Secret Barrister’ and explored how the defence of diminished responsibility was potentially being misused. Her presentation involved the class through using thought provoking questions. Lauren Coleman and Katie Parker both chose to look at the commercial surrogacy case of 2020 and the potential impact on the law as well as how the decision links to the course. Lily Adams read Helena Kennedy’s book, ‘How British Law is Failing Women’, an extremely topical subject, and shared with the class the evidence presented by Kennedy as well as how the law could now move forward. In addition, Hannah Barry produced an overview of the book ‘Laws Strangest Cases’, published in the newsletter at the end last term. Jesse Harry-Brown has written a thought-provoking commentary on racial inequality in the justice system, using his reading of ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ as a starting point. Please take the time to read his piece in this newsletter.

Please take time to visit A2 to read all the pieces produced during the week.

Here are all the law students that showed Flair:

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