The Annual High Sherriff’s Lecture, held every second Tuesday of October, has a further challenge for students attending sixth form. The 2016 lecture, entitled 'A Matter of Life and Death. Should anyone have the right to decide? If so, who?’ was given by the Honorable Mr Justice Baker of the High Court on the 11th October. An essay competition has been established to offer students the opportunity to explore the concepts presented in this prestigious lecture. Students’ submissions of up to 1,000 are then judged by Ann Kennedy, a retired law tutor from Lady Margaret Hall. On the 8 of December 2016, Pathways to Law student Ciara Watkins was awarded first prize for the High Sheriff of Oxford’s Law Lecture Essay Competition during a ceremony at Freeths Solicitors, Oxford.
For winning the top prize, Ciara will receive £100 and a week of work experience at Freeths.
Congratulations to Ciara, and all the other winners!