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Law Students from St Mary's Visit Supreme Court

First year students on the Law Programmes at St Mary's University, Twickenham visited the Supreme Court in Parliament Square, London, on Monday, 7 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. Students were shown around the court rooms used by the Supreme Court and the Privy Council and discussed recent case law and legal issues with staff, including the forthcoming hearing into the need for parliamentary approval for triggering the legal notice to begin the Brexit process to be heard in the Miller case in December. Law Lecturer at St Mary’s and organiser of the trip Mark Mackarel said, “The Law Programme regard visits to courts and tribunals as an essential component of study for students at the formative stages of their legal education to help 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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