June was Pride month and the Essex Law Clinic through its LGBT+ Rights Project works in close co-operation with Outhouse East a charity based in Colchester which serves the LGBT+ community in Colchester, Essex and throughout the East of England. Despite the pandemic students on the project have been able to continue some of their … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic and LGBT+ Rights
Guest post by Emma McKinstry, LLB Law with Business Last September I was fortunate enough to spend a week with Ashtons Legal, in the Fornham St. Martins office. Placed with the Lifetime Planning team my role was to shadow the solicitors in the department and assist with anything they needed to be done. My main … Continue reading My work placement experience at Ashtons Legal
In the School of Law, we are aiming for the Gold Green Impact Award! Over the last year we have been recycling, ensuring staff are only printing necessary documents, reducing our use of single-use plastics and more! For Earth Day, we thought we would take the opportunity to suggest some ways that you can reduce … Continue reading How to Reduce your Impact on the Environment as a Student!
Last weekend, we held our extra special Law Ball for the School's fortieth anniversary! This was held at Colchester Town Hall, with over 100 students, 25 staff members and 15 legal professionals attending. It was a great opportunity for students to get away from their studies and have fun! The Ball opened with a Drinks … Continue reading What happened at the Law Ball 2020?!
What is the Law Ball? The Law Ball is an annual event run by the Events and Communications team within the School of Law. Last year, we ran our first Ball, which was was held at Wivenhoe House Hotel. This event sold out, with 75 people attending. This year we are making the Law Ball … Continue reading Law Ball 2020 FAQ
What is the ELSA Society? The ELSA Essex society is a local group of The European Law Students' Association, which is the largest organisation for law students and young lawyers in the world! It has more than 54,000 members in 375 universities, giving its members the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. … Continue reading Have you heard of the ELSA Essex Society?
Autumn term is finally over. After all your hard work, you deserve to relax over the Christmas period and have some fun! Here's a checklist of things that you could do before the big day. Decorate your Christmas Tree Cover your Christmas tree in ornaments, tinsel, candy canes and more! If you’re feeling creative, you … Continue reading Things to do before Christmas!
It's easy to procrastinate and put off writing that assignment for another day, especially when it's Christmas! However, a time will come where you will have to start that assignment whether you like it or not. Therefore, here are some handy tips to help make writing and submitting an assignment easier. 1. Start the assignment … Continue reading How to make writing and submitting an assignment easier (and less stressful!)
Peer Support Award – Jacob Bennett (Law) Jacob devoted much of his time to supporting and engaging his fellow students. Working as a Course Representative, Peer Mentor and Law Clinic Adviser, Jacob completed the Gold level of the Big Essex Award. He has also extended his support for fellow students whilst on his year abroad … Continue reading Peer Mentors 101
Yesterday we decorated the School of Law's Common Room ready for Christmas! We had festive music playing, various arts and crafts going on and of course, plenty of Christmas treats! It was great to see students and staff come together to spread some festive cheer. Students worked together as a team to decorate the Christmas … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to decorate the School of Law Common Room!