Anglia Ruskin University law students seal 'convincing' national win and a place in the US finals

Published: 2 March 2009 at 16:48

Top law students now prepare to travel to Nevada for international finals

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Students from top Law Schools throughout the UK went head to head to test their skills in a national competition which focuses on interviewing and client counselling.

The final of the Law Society’s Client Interviewing Competition 2009 was staged at Anglia Ruskin University, on Rivermead campus on 28 February. It was second time that the home team hosted the competition after winning for three years in a row and for the sixth time overall, a national record. They will be travelling to the University of Nevada, USA to compete in the finals in April.

Anglia Ruskin’s Anglia Law School fielded two students from it Legal Practice Course (LPC) in the competition which is held annually. 

Lindsey Crockett (23) and Kim Corby (22) from Maldon, Essex were clear winners over the other eight teams from around the country. They walked away with the winner’s prize having competed against top law students from the City University, Staffordsire University, Liverpool, John Moores University, Oxford Brooks University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Northampton, Kingston University and the University of Westminster.

The students are coached by Lindsey Squire, who commented:

"Anglia Ruskin University has developed a national reputation for teaching client interviewing techniques, and as a result we have many top level candidates in terms of interviewing and counselling who are currently on our Legal Practice (LPC) course. We focus heavily on these skills as they are an essential requirement for any aspiring solicitor."

The Legal Practice Course is the postgraduate programme for law students. It is from here that students move into training before becoming fully fledged solicitors. 

Anglia Ruskin University has 89 students currently on the course. The course start date is September 2009.

Sponsors for the competition this year included Leonard Gray Solicitors in Chelmsford & Gepp & Sons Solicitors in Chelmsford and M&G Investments of London.  Other local firms provided judges.

For further information on the competition or law courses at Anglia Ruskin University, please contact the Faculty Office on 0845 196 3800/3801 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk.