Anglia Ruskin University's 'legal eagles' win through to India finals

Published: 7 March 2008 at 16:34

Top law students prepare to travel to Bangalore.

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Students from 24 of top Law Schools throughout the UK went head to head in a recent national competition which focuses on interviewing and client counselling.

The final of the Law Society’s Client Interviewing Competition

2008 is was staged for the first time at Anglia Ruskin University, on Rivermead campus and the home team won for the second year in a row and for the fifth time overall.  It means they will now be travelling to Bangalore to compete at the University of India finals in April.

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

The students Kate Radley (23) and Victoria Strathern (21) from Chelmsford walked away with the winner’s prize having competing against top law students from the University of Cardiff, City University, University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, John Moores University and Oxford Brooks University and the University of Westminster.

Vicky Strathern said:

“I think we are both still in shock as we never thought we would win.”

“It is such a wonderful opportunity to visit India and represent England and Wales.  We are very grateful to Lindsey for all her coaching and look forward to meeting all the other law students from through out the world who will be competing.”

The team was coached by Lindsey Squire, who commented:

“Anglia Ruskin University has always produced a very strong team for this competition. The University has many top level candidates in terms of interviewing and counselling which are deep rooted in the Legal Practice (LPC) course. We focus heavily on these skills on which solicitors ultimately depend.”

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 2008.

Sponsors for the competition this year include Leonard Gray Solicitors in Chelmsford, Jefferies Solicitors in Westcliff-on-Sea, Prettys in Chelmsford and Barker Gillette in London.

For further information on the competition or law courses at Anglia Ruskin University, please contact Melissa Hudson on 0845 196 6830 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk