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Students and judiciary attend Additional Professional Programme event

Attendees at the latest APP event at Manchester Law School

Attendees at the latest APP event at Manchester Law School

Law students had the opportunity to connect with Members of the Bar and Judiciary at Manchester Law School’s Additional Professional Programme (APP) event.

The event, held on Wednesday, November 13, brought together students studying on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and undergraduate law students with guest speakers from the Courts his Honour Judge R Jordan, District Judge R Matharu and Manchester Law School alumnus Ciara Bartlam.

The APP gives students the opportunity to network with practitioners and hear about their experiences. Through regular events hosted by the Manchester Law School, students can network with professionals and have the opportunity to marshal a judge, providing invaluable experience for students aspiring to practice at the Bar.

The success of the APP programme has resulted in its expansion, widening its reach to incorporate other professional programmes, notably the Legal Practice Course and undergraduate law students. Marshalling opportunities for 10 students to sit with a judge occurs each year. The Manchester Law School is working hard to expand these opportunities to enhance still further the student experience.

Professor Andrew Francis, Head of Manchester Law School, said: “The APP is a fantastic example of the impact that our strong relationships with leading law firms, barristers’ chambers and employers has on the experience of our students. 

“We are grateful for the support of our speakers at our recent event, which also provided an opportunity to explore future collaboration between Manchester Law School, the Judiciary and outreach organisations.”

Find out more about the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School here.

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