Luton Crown Court Visit

Published on 08 February 2016

Luton Crown Court Visit

On 27th and 28th January the Year 13 Law classes visited Luton Crown Court. The students were addressed by the Court Clerk upon arrival and then were permitted to go and sit in the public gallery of any court and observe legal practice first hand. Students were able to sit in on trials and sentencing hearings. 

Towards the end of their visit the students were addressed by Her Honour Judge Mensah, who informed the students of how she became a Judge and provided an insight into the types of cases she has had to provide a judgement for whilst presiding at Luton Crown Court, the majority being related to sexual offences.

It was a very interesting and useful experience, especially for any students wishing to go into a career involving law.

Fact: Judge Mensah was the only female Judge sitting at Luton Crown Court up until this year.

Feedback: ‘We got to learn some interesting facts about the crime levels in Bedfordshire.’

Mrs Fatemah