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Law Students from St Mary's Visit Supreme Court

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First year students on the Law Programmes at St Mary's University, Twickenham visited the Supreme Court in Parliament Square, London, in November. The visit enabled the students to learn more about the work of the United Kingdom's highest court of appeal. Established in 2009, the Supreme Court is the final avenue of appeal for civil and criminal cases. It also sits as the Privy Council hearing final appeals from many Commonwealth countries. During their time at the courts, the students were fortunate to be able to sit in on hearings in the controversial Belhaj case concerning the alleged unlawful rendition of a Libyan national. Law Lecturer at St Mary’s and organiser of the trip Mark Mackarel said, “Visiting the Court is an invaluable experience for students at the formative stages of their legal education helping them to put a real-life perspective on their theoretical understanding of the law.” The trip forms part of a series of visits to legal institutions run by the Law Programme at St Mary's to enhance student learning.
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