Public Access to Law – PAL

October 17, 2011 |  Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Yvonne Brady writes:
On Tuesday the 4th of October our TY class got to complete a PAL- Public Access to Law – course. It lasted for the whole day. For the first 3 classes we were introduced to Mary. She is a barrister, and we spoke with her about the world of law work and how to solve cases e.g. a murder. She went around the class asking us what they we are doing for work experience. After that she spoke briefly about what is involved with the courts, and what she does in her job. I found this interesting. We watched a DVD about how to solve a murder case and they were real life events that happened…
We watched a DVD about how to solve a murder case. They were real life events that happened but presented with actors, it was like CSI. Afterwards we were introduced to another barrister Peter. He spoke about the different courts and we watched 2 DVDs about serial killers Ted Bundy and ‘Jack the Ripper’, they were interesting. At the end of the day we carried out a court case. Peter acted as the Judge and I was Judge Peter’s helper (the most important job). This was really fun. I enjoyed the PAL course it was very interesting.


5 Comments so far

  1.    Ms. LaPrade on October 18, 2011 11:38 pm

    Wow, this class sounds fascinating! In our morning Enrichment class, we are reading Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play, “Ten Little Indians.” Reading it is almost like detective work! After seeing your post, perhaps it would be worthwhile to explore some real-life crime cases.

  2.    Megan on October 25, 2011 10:42 am

    Yes, it was a really good class and we even did a mock trial and that was great fun.

  3.    Emily on November 15, 2011 10:52 am

    It was a great day because we all learned so much about careers in law. It gave me a great insight into the world of law.

  4.    Ciara on November 15, 2011 10:55 am

    This course was brillant and gave you a great insight into work in law. Yes, it would be very interesting to explore crime cases.

  5.    steven on November 15, 2011 4:59 pm

    My dad is CSI in Alexandria.

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