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A Level Law Students Raise the Bar!

Date Posted: 08/04/2019 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News

Front the left: Teacher of Law, Helena Taylor, students Fernando Kolompar and Shanjeda Chowdhury and Principal, Stuart Merrills.

A Level Law students Shanjeda Chowdhury and Fernando Kolompar took a big step towards their career goals of becoming top lawyers when they won the final of the University of Law mooting competition. Shanjeda and Fernando fought off fierce competition from Aquinas College and Connell Sixth Form College in the final round held in Manchester.

The students confidently acted as respondents in an appeal about theft and making off without payment before the judge, Natalie Wilkins, Barrister from Garden Court North Chambers.

In addition to their medals and trophies Shanjeda and Fernando have won the fantastic prize of a mini pupillage with Natalie Wilkins, which will enable them the opportunity to taste life at the Bar for real!

A Level student Fernando has ambitions towards becoming a member of the Bar and commented ‘I have been lucky to take part in the Law Society and it is an honour to have had the opportunity to participate in this moot, which has enabled me to get an taste of what being an advocate is like. I would express thanks, firstly, towards an exemplary teacher, Ms Helena Taylor in dedication in preparing us for the moot. I am also very grateful for the support provided by the University of Law, and I look forward to future great opportunities to enjoy mooting at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I will begin my journey into the legal world after College’.

Shanjeda aspires to go to The University of Cambridge to complete a Law degree and practice as a Barrister, with an end goal of becoming a Judge.

Teacher of Law, Helena Taylor commented ‘I am feeling so proud of Fernando and Shanjeda. My highlight of the event was when the judge fed back that their mooting was at an undergraduate level.’