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Marshalling Schemes

The Fulford, Green and Roberts marshalling schemes provide students with an unrivalled opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the work of leading judges. Previous successful applicants have benefited from the opportunity to spend time with barristers and judges, to attend court cases, to discuss cases with judges and to attend ceremonial events such as the swearing in of the Lord Chancellor.

Southampton Law School is delighted that students can benefit from these opportunities provided by alumni of the university. This, alongside the many other opportunities provided by the Law School, is another demonstration of the strong networks of alumni throughout the legal world that Southampton Law School enjoys.

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A number of second year Law School students have been selected for the marshalling schemes operated by the School, possible due to the kind support of the below judges (alumni of the university):

Fulford Scheme (Criminal Law)
Work experience with Lord Justice Fulford in the Court of Appeal, supported by a £2,000 bursary. Up to two placements will be awarded. The scheme is open only to second year students who have achieved a 65% average or above in their first year module marks and summative assessment marks in the second year awarded prior to the deadline.

2017 recipients - Estian Deysel and Tom Brook

Sir Adrian Fulford was called to the bar by the Middle Temple in 1978, took silk in 1994 and was appointed a High Court Judge in 2002. As a High Court Judge he combined sitting in the International Criminal Court with high profile cases in this country before being appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in May 2013. He was Presiding Judge for the South Eastern Circuit for a term of four years. He was Deputy Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 12th January to 31st December 2015 and as the Judge in Charge of Technology he has a prominent role in the ongoing Courts Reform Programme which includes bringing the IT systems used in court into the 21st Century. Lord Justice Fulford was appointed Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales on 1st January 2016.

Green Scheme (Commercial Law)
Work experience with Sir Nicholas Green in the High Court (Corporate and Commercial), supported by a £625 bursary. Up to two placements will be awarded. Open to all second year students. 

2017 recipients - Isaac Daughtrey and Lauren Merrett

Sir Nicholas Green was called to the bar in 1986 completing pupillage in 1987 and was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1998. He sits in a variety of jurisdictions including the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, the Administrative Court and in Tribunals such as the UTIAC (Upper Tribunal for Immigration and Asylum Appeals) and in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He also sits for part of each judicial term on Circuit trying serious criminal cases, mainly murders. He started his professional life as a lecturer in law at the University of Southampton where he completed his PhD in 1985.

Roberts Scheme (Family Law)
Work experience with Dame Jennifer Roberts in the High Court (Family), supported by a £625 bursary. Up to two placements will be awarded. Open to all second year students. 

2017 recipients - Amber Kennedy and Felicity Sattan

Dame Jennifer Roberts was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1988 and has been a judge of the High Court of Justice Family Divison since 2014. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southampton and an honorary doctorate in 2017.


How to apply

The requirements for all schemes are as follows:

• Applicants must be Year 2 students at Southampton Law School
• Applicants must submit a document of no longer than 500 words beginning “I want the opportunity to work with Lord Justice Fulford/Dame Jennifer
Roberts/Sir Nicholas Green because…”
• Students can apply for more than one scheme – a separate application should be sent for each scheme. In all cases you must make clear which judge you wish to shadow and give clear reasons 

Written submissions will be reviewed by a Law School selection panel, who will select a maximum of five applicants for interview. The five applicants selected for interview will be interviewed in March of each year by the selection panel. 


For further information, please contact Dr Harry Annison.

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"A Tremendous Experience"

Southampton Law School student Anna Leatham has shared her experience of the Fulford Marshalling Scheme, which provides the opportunity to marshal a Court of Appeal Judge.

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