We are delighted to invite you to the University of Bradford’s Creating
Future Lawyers virtual programme. This programme has been designed and will be delivered by leading academics in our School of Law. Our aim is to engage, inspire, and inform students about Law, the developments and changes taking place in this
fast-paced world, and give you an insight for future studies.
The programme has been developed in response to this era of unprecedented change we live through. Technology is revolutionising the world, all industries, and sectors, including Law. Globalisation has led to a shrinking of space, and interconnections in
ways that were previously unimaginable. And then there are unforeseen events. For instance, attempts to address the COVID pandemic has led to states using almost unlimited executive powers. Concerns have been raised by Government officials about the role of
‘activist lawyers’, and equally there are concerns that the Government should not employ such rhetoric. The rule of Law itself is being challenged in many wealthy nations, and key concerns such as refugee and migrant flows, climate change, the role of technology
in society, and human rights, need level heads to develop the solutions society needs.
Meanwhile, the Law as a profession is also changing. Women now make up the majority of all solicitors on the roll. 21% of all lawyers are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. A professional career is increasingly becoming open and available
to anyone who can prove their worth, and the University of Bradford Law School is committed to and takes its role in creating these future lawyers very seriously.
The programme is tailored to be accessible to a wide audience with no requirement of prior study of Law as a subject.
All participants who attend ALL 4 sessions will receive 8 UCAS points towards their UCAS tariff for future study at the University of Bradford as an Undergraduate Law student. The programme will commence on
3rd November 2022 at 5.30pm with another 3 sessions every Thursday 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Below is a short description of each session. To find out more about the academics you will meet, click on the names below:
What will the session include?
1) Thursday 3rd November
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Welcome to the Creating Future Lawyers series
Professor Engobo Emeseh
Life as a Legal Professional
Ms Tuiya Tembo
A law degree provides a solid foundation for a wide range of career opportunities. This session will touch on these with a focus on the two traditional legal professions being ‘barrister and solicitor’. The session will also discuss the increasing accessibility
of these professions to a diverse population. The speaker will also share their personal journey to qualifying as a solicitor and a flavour of her work experience as a commercial property solicitor for over 13 years.
The aim of the session is to assist students in understanding their options when considering a law degree and to think about their future careers
2) Thursday 10th November 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Create Your Own Law: Really? Welcome to the World of Contracts
Dr Muhammad Abbasi
Most laws apply to us whether we like it or not. Through contracts however parties create their own laws within certain limitations. Unlike most legal obligations, contractual obligations are self-imposed. Thus, we must pay if we want to buy a cup of coffee.
From buying a candy from a corner shop to entering an employment with a multinational company, we routinely create contractual obligations. We may however tailor these obligations through negotiations, most of the time if not all the time, depending upon different
circumstances. In this session, we shall explore the world of contracts, how are they created, performed, discharged, and breached and with what consequences.
3) Thursday 17th November 5:30pm - 6:30pm
UK Immigration Law: Rights, Wrongs & ‘the Law’
Mr Edward Mowlam
It is very important to place modern immigration rules within the larger social, economic, and historical context. In this session we will consider the difficulties which successive governments have faced when attempting to put in place an effective immigration
system. This is a system which has competing demands placed on it by a wide range of different parties, including industry looking for workers, the demands of voters, and the UK’s commitments under our international obligations to protect those fleeing persecution.
As an example, the UK has recently formed an agreement with the Republic of Rwanda which would send those who had entered the UK unlawfully to Rwanda for processing of their asylum claims. This agreement has faced criticism and legal challenges but may be
a popular measure as the UK attempts to control irregular arrivals, such as by small boats on the south coast. We shall look at the UK-Rwanda arrangement in this session, alongside other selected examples, and we shall consider whether such measures are appropriate.
4) Thursday 24th November 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Rise of the Robots and the Law of Humans
Dr Wan Wan rosli
Closing remarks and thank you
Professor Engobo Emeseh
In the past decade, emerging technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence have been an integral part of our daily lives. The continuous high dependency on such technologies has changed how the world works and transform human abilities and normalcy.
However, as a double-edged sword, such technologies has also generated a high degree of risk which range from privacy among individuals to issues such as national security. This session will highlight the challenges faced by the law in regulating technology.
All sessions will be interactive, with plenty of time for questions. As such, this is a unique opportunity for students to ask questions directly to academics and learn more about their area of expertise.
The following undergraduate programmes are eligible for the 8-point UCAS reduction upon completion of this 4-session programme:
- Law LLB, Law with Business & Management LLB
- Excluded programmes: Foundation Year
Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar session and a reminder email 24 hours before each session. If you have any questions regarding the “Creating Future Lawyers” programme, please do email us.
We look forward to engaging with you on this exciting and enriching programme.
Recruitment and Outreach Team
University of Bradford