Bangor welcomes the President of the Law Society of England and Wales
Bangor Law School had a unique opportunity to showcase its research expertise and employability provision to the President of the Law Society of England and Wales.
John Wotton recently visited Bangor as part of his itinerary visiting the Chester and North Wales Law Society's practitioner members. During his visit he was introduced to the School’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) and several of its student-led initiatives.
The President, himself a distinguished EU Antitrust Law and Procurement Law practitioner with global international Law firm Allen & Overy, spent time discussing the work and findings of the ICPS, led by Professor Dermot Cahill, which specialises in research into public procurement law. With a career background in antitrust and public procurement law, the work of the Winning in Tendering project team was of particular interest to him.
Mr Wotton also met with the leaders of several of the School’s student projects in order to gain a better understanding of the School’s commitment to enhancing students’ legal skills and employability prospects. These projects include:
- The Innocence Project, which allows students to work on the files of alleged miscarriages of justice;
- Street Law, a student-led initiative which aims to improve legal understanding in the local community;
- Bangor Students’ Law Society, which organises trips and a host of extra- and pro-curricular activities for Law students;
- The Moot Court team, responsible for the Moot calendar in which students partake in simulated legal proceedings at both School and national levels.
To conclude this prestigious visit, Mr Wotton delivered a lecture to the Law School’s undergraduate students entitled ‘The Young Lawyer of the Near Future – strategies for embarking on a successful legal career’. This lecture focussed on career development and advised students on how to maximise their potential for employability following graduation.
Publication date: 22 February 2012