Calling Generation Justice: Find out how you can do more with law

30 November 2022, 1.00 PM - 30 November 2022, 4.15 PM

University of Bristol Law School

Are you passionate about justice and equality? Join us at an afternoon designed to inspire a generation of students that has experienced much turmoil and protest - #Metoo, Black Lives Matter, a global pandemic, illegal wars and more. 

This event will showcase those that have already committed their lifetime for justice, with high profile speakers, students and careers advisors coming together to discuss diversity in the sector and encourage you to join them in striving for a more just society. 

A partnership between the University of Bristol Law School, the Unity and Diversity in Law Society, Criminal Justice Society, and Bristol’s High Sheriff, the event will also showcase Bristol as a city for justice.

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13.00-13.30: Welcome to Bristol. You are generation Justice.

Facilitated by Bristol’s High Sheriff and the Law School

  • Alex Raikes MBE is the current High Sheriff of the County and City of Bristol, and the Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI), a charity dedicated to tackling hate crime and promoting equality. She has specialist and practical knowledge on all forms of hate crime, delivering services and designing specialist collaborations to support victims.

13.30-14.00: Q&A with Lady Hale

Facilitated by the Unity and Diversity Society

  • Baroness Brenda Hale spent 13 years as University of Bristol’s Chancellor. The Supreme Court’s first female president, and the first woman appointed to the Law Commission, Baroness Hale is a legal trailblazer. The first in her family to attend university, she went on to navigate a career path that led her to the very top of her profession.
  • Those registered by Friday 25 November will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event.

14.00-14.15: Break

14.15-14.45: Career inspiration - breaking down barriers to a legal career

Facilitated by the Unity and Diversity Society

  • Leroy Logan is one of UK’s most highly decorated and well-known black police officers. A highly respected and well-regarded commentator on policing in black communities, he believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fair criminal justice system
Other participants in this session include
  • A Stephen Lawrence Scholar - a final year law student and Unity and Diversity mentor, who has secured a training contract with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
  • A PhD student who has worked her way through the Bristol education system and who is also a tutor at the ‘Brilliant Club’, an organisation that supports less advantaged students gain access to higher education.
  • Other to be announced.

14.50 – 15.30: Round table - a broken system?

Facilitated by the Criminal Justice Society

  • Clive Stafford Smith is a prominent human rights lawyer who works with University of Bristol to provide opportunities for students to work on his project, particularly working with the families of people he has represented on death row, demanding acknowledgment of miscarriages of justice. He has also represented 87 detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

Other participants in this session include

  • A member of the Nelson Trust: A Bristol organisation that works with women who have experienced the Criminal Justice System first hand.
  • An academic lead in the University of Bristol Law Clinic: A student service providing members of the public who most need it pro bono legal advice.
  • A Professor of Criminology from the School of Policy Studies with a specialist interest in health and criminal justice responses to violence against Black, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls around the world.

Submit your question(s) to the panellistsFill out our form to submit a question ahead of the sessions, so we can ask our speakers live during the event. 

This event precedes the Bristol's High Sheriff Festival of Ideas event: A Lifetime for Justice, hosted by Alex Raikes30 November 2022, 5:30-9:45, Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building.

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