In addition, president of the Criminal Bar Association, Jo Sidhu QC with the first British Bangladeshi female judge HHJ Khatun Sapnara and Imran Khan QC (former UEL alumni) visited the Mock Court Room and remarked on how invaluable the space would be to future law students.
Director of the Legal Advice Centre Saadiya Ahmad said, "The LAC were honoured to showcase our law spaces at the inaugural event held at USS on 29 March. The Court Room and Legal Advice Centre provide our students with the practical skills they need to build a foundation in their chosen professions. Respected names in the legal profession hugely inspired our students by talking to them and giving them the confidence that they can break any barriers they come up against."
Earlier in March, the LAC hosted Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society who came and spoke to students about her journey in law and inspired students to aim for their dreams. Stephanie Boyce is the 177th, the sixth female, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost fifty years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales. She told students, "One of my top tips would be to never ever give up, that every door is open if you PUSH: Persevere Until Something Happens."
The LAC was recently awarded training provider status by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The first trainee solicitor appointment was Nurun Choudhury, an alumni student and LAC volunteer.
Hear Nurun's story below: