UCLan has recently welcomed a guest speaker to support first and second year students studying towards Human Rights modules.
Mark George QC, a criminal barrister from Garden Court Chambers North is a trustee of the anti-death penalty charity Amicus, was welcomed to talk to first year students about the injustices of Death Row in the United States.
Such guest speaker events are a regular occurrence in the Law School. Another guest speaker recently visited the University in order to support students studying on the module, Terrorism and the Law. The guest speaker Ed Beaman is currently a UCLan Lecturer in Policing, however Ed used to be a Superintendent in Greater Manchester Police with a responsibility for intelligence. The purpose of the event was to discuss police counter terror tactics.
UCLan has provided many other high profile speakers over the years including one of the barristers responsible for setting up the first Civil Liberties and Human Rights set of chambers outside of London, who returned to UCLan to offer career advice to law students.
UCLan law graduate and Defence Barrister, Mark Barlow spoke to current law students at the University along with four other highly successful barristers and solicitors who all studied at UCLan. He was joined by Bill Emerson who is a member of the Pallant Chamber’s recruitment panel, fraud specialist solicitor Christine McGregor, Elliott Moore a criminal defence solicitor and Dave Spain, a non-contentious solicitor who acts for musicians, managers and record labels. The group spent time with small groups of law students to talk about their career paths, answer questions and offer advice.