This week our Schools Education Manager Fiona Dea is in Sale to run our Law Talks Intensive program. As part of our visit to Sale, Victoria’s Deputy Premier Peter Ryan MP is launching our exciting new Classroom Law Talks program. Classroom Law Talks brings members of the legal profession and judiciary into legal studies classrooms across regional Victorian schools, providing a tailored and interactive experience. Find out how you can request a Classroom Law Talks session for your students or become a Classroom Law Talks presenter.
Read on to find out what Fiona’s got planned for Sale’s VCE legal studies students this week.
Over 240 VCE legal studies students from the Gippsland region are preparing to be inspired at Law Talks Sale by a brilliant line up of presenters working in the law from judges to politicians to police officers!
On 13 and 14 March, a wide range of presenters will descend upon the Gippsland Grammar to present to VCE legal studies students on legal topics that will assist them with their studies and hopefully inspire them to take a life long interest in the law.
Law Talks Intensive presenters generously volunteer their time and expertise. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan MP will share with students his experiences as a member of parliament and talk about the role of parliament. Other presenters include former Supreme Court Judge the Honourable P.D. Cummins, Magistrate Clive Alsop and Paul Dore from the Office of the Juries Commissioner.
Some of the legal topics up for discussion over the two days include what makes an effective law?, dispute resolution methods, television and the law as well as a parliamentary legislation role play, as well as a visit to the Sale Magistrates’ Court.
As the only outreach program specifically for VCE legal studies students in Victoria we hope that Law Talks Intensive helps students to think about the law beyond the classroom, improve their understanding of the legal system and inspiring an active interest in the law that will help them throughout their lives.