Street Law

We were lucky to have the University of Liverpool Street Law Programme join us for a session with Year 10 on Monday (26th February, 2018).

StreetLaw is an annual outreach programme run by Liverpool University Law School for schools in the Merseyside area. For pupils who are starting to think about further study and career prospects, the programme is also an opportunity to gain insights into how the law is studied in a University setting, and how to pursue a career in legal practice. The general purpose of Liverpool’s StreetLaw programme is therefore to enthuse, inform and inspire school pupils about the law and legal study.

The programme offers school pupils the chance to take part in an interactive workshop built around an interesting and relevant legal topic. Workshops are run by current University of Liverpool law students, and consist of a short introduction to the legal topic, followed by a debating exercise, followed by a Q&A on legal study and life at Liverpool.

The objective of the programme is to bring the law to life in ways that build awareness of the social relevance of law, of how it evolves and develops, and of the rights and responsibilities of
young citizens.

The programme covered topics including:

  • The Law of Tort on Psychiatric Injury-which will include reference to the Hillsborough Disaster
  • Criminal law-non sexual offences e.g. battery
  • Human rights
  • Criminal law and children’s encounters with the law, age of responsibility -which will include reference to James Bulger case.
  • The law on homicide (murder and manslaughter)
  • The rule of law, defending civil liberties and freedom of speech
  • Tort law and Contract law