Open to students studying in Newcastle only
Students will perform advocacy exercises in small groups led by experienced practitioners who will give feedback on their performance. Students will discuss ethical scenarios in groups led by experienced practitioners and will aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario.
QS value: 2
QS theme: 1 Advocacy Skills and 1 Ethics Standards and Values
Materials and Preparation: Students will be sent an advocacy exercise a week before the event to prepare in advance of the session and will have 10 minutes to perform their exercise on the day. Students who have clearly not prepared will not be awarded a Qualifying Session. Students will discuss ethical scenarios in groups led by experienced practitioners and will aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario. Lunch is included.
Learning Aims: The aim of the Advocacy & Ethics Day is to provide students with a better knowledge of key strengths and weaknesses as an advocate and to understand the significance of ethical decision making in ethical situations. The day will focus on honing public speaking skills and gaining a better practice of Advocacy. Students will have the opportunity to gain feedback from tutors and peers to enhance their advocacy skills. Students will also learn about identifying core duties and relevant sections of the Bar Code of Conduct and how to apply them to specific ethical situations. The workshop will also help students formulate correct courses of action in dealing with ethical situations.
Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)
1.1 : Uphold the reputation of the Bar and observe their duty to the court in the administration of justice.
1.8 : Exercise good English language skills.
2.1 : Act with the utmost integrity and independence at all times, in the interests of justice, representing clients with courage, perseverance and fearlessness.