14th November 2001






Saturday is judgement day for law students who will put their skills to the test at an open day to give members of the public an insight into law and justice in Lincoln.


Students studying LLB (Hons) Law at the University of Lincoln will be holding mock court proceedings at the Lincoln District Magistrates Court as part of an open day Saturday 17th November.


During the day the public will get the chance to see how a court works and view displays from Lincolnshire Police, The Probation Service, The Crown Prosecution Service, Witness Support and Group Four Security.


“The students will be role-playing a trial about a serious assault,” commented Edmund Fitzpatrick, head of Law at the university. “They’re looking forward to having an opportunity to practice their advocacy skills in a real court room and to develop their communication skills at the same time,”


Paul Shoulders, Deputy Clerk to the Justices, added: “We want to promote strong links between the court and the university and to help the students to develop their skills - the open day is a great way of doing this.”


The open day is to be held on Saturday from 10am to 4pm at the Lincoln District Magistrates Court on the High Street. For more information contact 01522 582820.


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Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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