The School of Law supports a variety of extracurricular activity designed to provide students with opportunities to develop a range of useful skills. Some of these activities can can be used to attain DegreePlus accreditation.
Through participation in the Mooting programme students develop advocacy and research skills, communication and analysis skills, problem solving skills and develop the ability to think on their feet. All skills which help with academic learning and enhance future career prospects.
The programme, run in conjunction with the Student Law Society has is a long and successful history with previous successes including winners of the NSLS Mooting, finalists in the OUP Mooting competition and most recently winning The Belfast Moot Final which had a judging panel consisting of 5 supreme Court Justices.
The emphasis in Street Law is on clinical legal education with students undertaking real or simulated legal work under supervision of practising lawyers and then given the opportunity to review critically that experience and reflect on the outcome.
Students on the programme also have the opportunity to identify a matter of legal concern, research relevant material with a view ultimately to presenting their findings to a selected audience in a user-friendly format.
LawPod is an award-winning weekly podcast co-produced by Richard Summerville and Dr Lauren Dempster, that gives students and staff a platform to explore law and legal research in an engaging and scholarly way. It provides reflective commentary on current events, insights into the current research being conducted within the school, and a forum for staff, guest speakers and students to share ideas. Staff and students collaborate in its creation, with students encouraged to take the leading roles.
You can find the published output of the podcast, including details and recordings of more than 170 episodes, here http://lawpod.org
The emphasis of the Global Skills Project is to help students to develop the ability to analyse complex legal issues and communicate the facts in a way that a non-legal scholar can easily understand. Participants will develop public speaking skills and master social media tools
Students leaving QUB Law travel the globe upon graduation taking up positions in a gloriously diverse range of careers.
We want to equip our students with the skills that will enable them to reach their full potential and take their place among the very best graduates that QUB has to offer.
The School of Law supports a student led, double peer reviewed, online student law journal.There are a number of roles, editorial and other, available for students on a yearly basis.
The journal accepts submissions from students for undergraduate work for which they have received a grade.