On Thursday, 19 September, the Faculty of Business and Law hosted the first Newcastle Law School Insight Evening. The event was attended by Year 11 and 12 students from local secondary schools, as well as parents and teachers.
The evening offered a preview of the Newcastle Law School, including introductions by Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Dean of Newcastle Law School, Dr Amy Maguire, Undergraduate Program Convenor, and Shaun McCarthy, Director of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC).
Members of the very successful University of Newcastle Law Students Association Mooting Team also shared their experiences of completing the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Newcastle with focus on the opportunities to gain practical experience through mooting competitions and dealing with real clients at the UNLC.
Faculty staff and undergraduate students mingled with guests to offer advice and answer questions about the Bachelor of Laws and the supports available to ease the transition from school to university.
The faculty looks forward to building on the success of the evening and offering similar opportunities to interact with the local school community in 2014.