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Law School welcomes Barrister Sally Robertson for inspiring talk

Published: 9 November 2017
Barrister Sally Robertson

In November Barrister Sally Robertson (Cloisters Chambers) gave an inspiring and eye opening talk to Southampton Law School Students.

She began by explaining how she decided to become a barrister, referring to her prior work as a researcher and paralegal in the Third Sector. She also gave students valuable first-hand advice about how to enhance their CVs for mini-pupillages and how to become a barrister in the long run. She really encouraged students to make the most out of any opportunity to speak in public, e.g. using tutorials and seminars to improve public speaking skills. She also recommended engaging in extra curricular activities that teach you how to 'think on your feet', like law clinics, mooting, societies, or even blogging and acting!

Law Professors with Barrister Sally Robertson
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Figure 1 Sally Robertson with Head of Law School Professor Brenda Hannigan (centre) and Dr Sara Benedi Lahuerta

In the second part of her talk she commented on recent parliamentary debates about dress code discrimination, and she analysed leading and recent judgements, particularly on sex stereotypes and religious clothing.

The talk was organised by Sara Benedi Lahuerta (Lecturer in Emoyment Law) and Jan Steele (Employability Coordinator).

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