On Thursday 16th November 2017 a group of students were invited to participate in a Law Conference at the University of Westminster aimed at increasing the representation of Black and Asian Ethnic Minority groups in legal professions. The students were invited due to our schools continued commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for all.
The students began the conference by networking with city professionals and university law professors. Whilst networking a number of our students talked to the Honourable Steven Kay QC, who is an internationally recognised advocate at the Hague International Court and who practices at 9 Bedford Row. He was so impressed by our students dedication that he has
agreed to offer them work experience- something which is clearly an excellent opportunity!
Once the networking had finished students listened to a range of distinguished guests, including a High Court Judge, give speeches about what a career in law entails and what types of work experience and reading the students could do to ensure that they can make a competitive application. The speakers also emphasised that social background should never limit the aspirations of students and that having a high work ethic was all that the students should be judged on.
Our students asked a range of very interesting questions including how to find work experience alongside A levels and what different routes into law could be taken. The students were a credit to the school and represented Oaks Park in an exemplary manner.