The Times/Kingsley Napsley Student Advocacy Competition.
Congratulations to a former UL Law graduate, Claire Carroll, who had fantastic success in this year’s The Times/Kingsley Napsley Student Advocacy Competition. She argued the question: “Is it time to give anonymity to defendants accused of rape and other sexual crimes?” Claire was among four finalists who showed off their advocacy skills in the competition final in front of a panel of judges chaired by Lady Justice Rafferty, the senior Court of Appeal judge, joined by an audience of around 100 pupils and students from schools and universities across the UK. An aspiring barrister, Claire said: “I entered the competition because I was keen to put my skills of legal analysis and advocacy to the test. I felt privileged to be able to put forward my argument in front of such a distinguished panel. “I hope that being a finalist will convey to future employers that I am someone who has worked hard at developing a high standard of advocacy. I strongly encourage other students to apply for next year’s competition.”