A Level Law students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have been visited by a Solicitor and Judge from Preston Crown Court as part of their lessons.

A Level Law is a challenging subject, very popular with the students of the College. Each year, students from the College progress onto some of the best Law degrees in the country at some of the best universities, including Oxford and King’s College, London. Tutors at the College give their students a broad, but in-depth understanding of Law principles, which sets them up for successful university study. As part of their studies, the students this year enjoyed two visits, one from local Solicitor Steve Jackson, and one from Circuit Judge Pamela Badley.

Mr Jackson is actually a Governor at the College and a partner of Southerns Solicitors. He met with students to tell them more about the training required to qualify as a Lawyer. He also gave the students tips on how they can improve their CVs and what Law practises are looking for in applicants. After, he told the students about ‘a typical day as a lawyer’ and took part in a question and answer session.

Mr Jackson said, “The class were receptive to what I said, engaged in the exercises I gave them and were a pleasure to speak to and spend time with. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope that they learned something valuable from hearing my perspective of the law and my experiences at university, law school and as a solicitor.”

The College was also thrilled to welcome Judge Pamela Badley. Judge Badley has been a Barrister for 27 years and is a Circuit Judge for Preston Crown Court. She has held this position of authority since 2001 and is responsible for sitting in Crown Court cases, including high-profile murder investigations. The students were fascinated to learn about the day-to-day life of a Judge and were keen to participate in a question and answer session.

It is the opportunity to meet with such eminent figures, that brings the subject of Law to life, and provides real context to subjects being studied in lessons.