Law conference set to be best yet

Law conference set to be best yet name


With changes prompted by Brexit and a host of other legal matters on the agenda, the University of Cumbria’s national law conference has attracted record interest.

95 delegates from schools, college, the university as well as the professional sector across Cumbria will be attending the event to be held on Wednesday February 21 at Fusehill Street in Carlisle.

Organised by the University of Cumbria's Student Law Society and law team staff, the annual law conference presents an opportunity for students to receive valuable advice about their chosen profession.

Duncan Curley, one of the world’s leading patent professionals and Linda Vance, former Divisional Crown Prosecutor in Cumbria will join the university’s nationally and internationally experienced law team.

Topics for debate include:

  • Brexit: Article 50, and its connection to Henry VIII
  • Defending a criminal trial: Sleeping at night and the ethics of sentencing
  • The global intellectual property scene: A view from a small island

“With the rapid changes to our legal landscape, both in relation to the impact of Brexit and the impact of technology in all aspects of our lives, this event comes at a very important time of change in law and its impact on society,” Ann Thanaraj, principal lecturer in law, said. “As a modern, practice-orientated, forward-thinking law school we’re ambitious to transform the lives of our students, their employability prospects and in serving our community. By working closely with the legal sector in Cumbria we offer an opportunity to study and gain practical and professional insight. We’re also able to embed learning about the impact digital technology plays in various aspects of the law such as the ethics of artificial intelligence.”