- SmartLaw Fundraising Dinner
- EU Law workshop gets students ready for the referendum
- Lawyers in Schools asked to speak at Olswang’s inaugural CR Summit
- Practical ways of delivering British Values and SMSC in the classroom - free resources worth £100
- New SmartLaw App
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SmartLaw Fundraising Dinner Friday, 12th August 2016
We are very excited to announce that on Wednesday 21st September we will be holding a Fundraising Dinner to celebrate our SmartLaw programme. We have been busy planning and organising the event, and hope to raise a lot of money to fund our important upcoming SmartLaw campaigns.
The dinner is taking place at the Inner Temple Hall, London, right in the heart of the capital’s legal district.
We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our keynote speakers: the Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson and Shami Chakrabarti CBE.
Our speakers both lead the way in the law’s interaction with the public.
Sir Brian Leveson is a senior judge, mostly hearing cases concerning contract disputes, personal injury, and reviews of government decisions. He was also the chairman of the Leveson Inquiry which investigated the role and conduct of the press in the UK.
Shami Chakrabarti is a leading human rights lawyer and campaigner. She has written on the topic of Liberty, and has been involved in both the Leveson Inquiry and an investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party.
What is SmartLaw?
The SmartLaw programme is going to build upon the successes and mission of Lawyers in Schools. We will be continuing to encourage and assist volunteers from the legal sector going into schools to explain the role of the law. We will continue to provide high-quality resources and up-to-date materials, and our fundraising dinner will help us to achieve our goals. It is obviously hugely exciting for students to be able to discuss the latest legal issues with lawyers who, often, are working on those very cases. Similarly, we always have very positive feedback from the lawyers, who explain that they find the passion and enthusiasm of the students genuinely inspirational.
Through our SmartLaw programme, we hope to be able to bring these unique partnerships of students and lawyers to more schools, and our fundraising dinner is the first step in an exciting journey toward this aim. If you would like to be involved, we would love to see you on 21st September, so please click here to book your tickets and find out more.
EU Law workshop gets students ready for the referendum Monday, 20th June 2016
Allen & Ovary lawyers volunteered their morning to facilitate an exciting two hour session on EU law. It was an eye-opening experience for students and lawyers alike as they participated in activities ranging from plotting EU countries on a map to debating EU Directives.
‘My favourite thing that I learnt today was about the Schengen Agreement and how EU citizens don’t need a passport to travel between countries in the EU.’ – Student, Raines Foundation
‘It was surprising to learn that there is free university education in some EU countries’. – Student, Raines Foundation
Thank you Allen & Ovary for hosting such a successful event and the lawyers who gave up their morning to support the workshop!
Lawyers in Schools asked to speak at Olswang’s inaugural CR Summit Wednesday, 8th June 2016
- Aligning the goals of the CR programme with the goals of the business gives the programme sturdy foundations to be built upon
- Creating an employee volunteering programme which utilises the unique skills of the employees to produce a programme which is impactful
- Regular communication between the parties to ensure that expectations are being met and any problems which arise are dealt with immediately
Practical ways of delivering British Values and SMSC in the classroom - free resources worth £100 Thursday, 14th April 2016
Providing for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is a statutory requirement for all schools, and a key aspect of how pupils are prepared positively for life in modern Britain
Our full day's training will provide an opportunity to explore the SMSC and British Values requirements, focusing on practical and creative ways to deliver them in the classroom.
For more details and to see a copy of the programme visit – http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/main/page.php?484
Who should attend? This course is relevant to secondary school headteachers, deputy headteachers, SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship teachers as well as school governors.
All attendees will receive a training pack which will include a set of resources worth over £100 and a 30% discount on subscriptions to the Citizenship Foundation's Law in Schools website.
Places are limited, bookbefore the 15th April and receive an early bird discount of 20%.
New SmartLaw App Monday, 23rd March 2015
The Citizenship Foundation has just launched SmartLaw, an innovative free app that brings the law to life for 14-18 year olds. Available for iPhone and Android SmartLaw entertains and informs young people about the law by connecting the dots between popular culture and everyday legal situations. SmartLaw is available free to download from the App Store and Google Play now.
The app contains interactive quizzes based on TV plotlines, sport and current events which are written by the SmartLaw writers’ panel of volunteer law students, lawyers and barristers. The quizzes allow young people to explore the law and its relevance to their daily lives. Quiz topics so far include:
- Bullying on EastEnders
- The two years Ed Sheeran spent as technically homeless
- Luis Suarez biting an opponent’s shoulder.
This fun but legally accurate format helps young people to separate fact from fiction and understand their legal rights and their responsibilities.
If you are interested in getting involved with the writers panel, or would like more information about how to use the app in the classroom please contact email@example.com.