A Visit From Her Honour Judge Bloom

Dec 11, 2018

Angela

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As part of a Judiciary scheme, Her Honour Judge Tracey Bloom visited our school to talk to the Sixth Form law students about the role of a Judge and routes to a legal career.

She was very engaging, and amazed the students with her life story; as a newly qualified barrister, she set up her own Chambers of practice with friends over a bottle of wine. She can count Cherie Blair and Amal Clooney as previous co-workers, and has been instructed in some of the most notable cases.

Tracey now works as a Circuit Judge at Luton Crown Court. She has offered students the opportunity to shadow her if they wish to do so.

A work experience student accompanied Tracey on the visit and spoke to the students about her journey in studying law. Both speakers provided the students with a realistic view of the challenges and competitiveness of entering the profession, which was very helpful. They also provided reassurance that being able to study the subject for an additional two years at A-level is certainly an advantage to any further application.

Two Year 13 students, Jack Potter and Beth Spence, who have applied to study law at University, were also able to try on some attire. I think it suits them, although I’m not sure the look goes with trainers!

Miss Davies

Team Leader of Law

Post by Angela