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A Day at Crown Court
Fri 24 March 2017, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
If you’re interested in a legal career but aren’t sure of the exact path you wish to take, time spend in court can help. It can be informative when deciding whether to practice in a contentious or non-contentious area of law, and whether to pursue a career in criminal or civil litigation.
When you spend your days leafing through countless textbooks, it’s easy to forget that there’s more to the law than lengthy judgments and academic viewpoints.
Those cases you read – because of course, you do actually read them – are about things that happened to real people, one of the best things you can do as a student than going to court and watching the law in action.
Going to court isn’t only useful for prospective barristers. Herbert Smith Freehills, for example, takes all its trainees – even those on vacation schemes – to the High Court to help them understand how their work impacts what happens in court.