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The Solicitor General adviser turns his attention to school students Thursday, 5th March 2015

The Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP yesterday gave the benefit of his wisdom and experience to a class of London school students.

 On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP to join one of our sessions at Burlington Danes Academy. 

The Solicitor joined pupils and lawyers from Olswang and BBC Worldwide as part of our programme.  

He joined  two classes of year 10 students and lawyers from our long standing partner Olswang and their client BBC Worldwide who worked in small groups to discuss the topic of intellectual property. They explored issues such as downloading music and property rights.

'All citizens, in every part of the United Kingdom, need and deserve an understanding of the legal system, how it works, and their rights and responsibilities within it,' said the Solicitor General.

'Teaching citizenship, and particularly public legal education, in schools, through the curriculum, is essential: It gives everyone an equal opportunity to develop an understanding of the law.’

'The legal system,' he said, 'is one of the key ways in which our society functions as a democracy. Understanding that link is essential for all young people to become confident, effective members of society. I’m really pleased to be visiting Burlington Danes Academy to see this project in action.'