Huddersfield New College Law students have held “court” with Lord Philip Sales, a Justice of the Supreme Court, in a special virtual Q&A session.
Lord Sales spent an hour discussing the path that led him to be sworn in as one of the youngest recruits to the post of Justice of the Supreme Court, inspiring our lawyers of the future. Students were able to ask Lord Sales questions about his career and how the courts worked, and he spoke at length about a variety of topics including how a case is brought to the court, the response of the media to Supreme Court decisions, and the challenges the legal system has faced during the pandemic.
Lord Sales also gave students some practical advice surrounding a successful career in law, from the importance of high grades to the role that work experience plays in securing a role within the legal system.
Claire Forest, Head of Department for Social Sciences, comments “for the second year running, our law students have been able to meet Lord Sales and hear first-hand about the work of the Justices of the Supreme Court, bringing to life the topics they have studied extensively in the classroom. These special workshops have inspired our students to aim for the very highest level and also provides an insight into how these top jobs within the legal system are secured. Thank you to Lord Sales who took the time out of his undoubtedly busy schedule to speak to us here at HNC”.
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