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Law: Skills & Insight – Focus On Legal Reasoning With Dr Lucy Barnes From University of East Anglia

15th November 2023 @ 14:00 - 14:50

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In this Law session, Dr Lucy Barnes, Associate Professor in Law in the School of Law at University of East Anglia, will run an interactive skills and insight workshop for students on Legal Reasoning.

What does it mean to ‘reason like a lawyer’?

In this interactive session, we will consider the different environments and ways in which lawyers must present their reasoning skills. This workshop will use a single case study to map the various forms of legal reasoning – starting with how we would articulate and reason an initial grievance, to how this argument would be reasoned for a judge and/or jury.

Through this workshop, we will learn how important it is to be mindful of the expectations of our intended audiences and how we can best use our skills to meet those expectations.


The session will develop skills and approaches to support students in their Law studies and future aspirations.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Lucy Barnes


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Law and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance, with respect to challenges they may face or questions they have. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Law at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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15th November 2023
14:00 - 14:50
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