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James Nicholas Perry

Law with Politics

Why did you choose this course at Manchester's School of Law?

James Perry looking through legal files with Professor Claire Mcgourlay.
James Perry looking through legal files with Professor Claire Mcgourlay.

The reasons I chose Law with Politics at Manchester’s School of Law is for its diagram of education structure, networking potentials, legal skill development and for its prestigious reputation.

What do you most enjoy about studying here?

The most enjoying part about studying at the School of Law is being a student that is encompassed with the most influential professionals, who help guide me in my legal studies with their methods of structure. 

What has been the highlight of your course so far?

The most current highlight during my course is being apart of the start – up project of Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre (mjrc-manchester.com) here at the university.

Have you been involved in any of the Law School's societies or events?

Yes, I am involved with the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre (MJRC), Society of Current Affairs and Commercial Awareness (SCACA), I have taken part as receptionist at the Legal Advice Centre (LAC) and volunteering projects at Greater Manchester Law Centre.

I was also part of a Crime Live event and took part in the National Training Conference on Investigating Miscarriages of Justice 2018.

What are your plans for after graduation, and how do you feel studying at Manchester has prepared you?

After graduation my plan is to seek admissions in The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn as a BPTC student and I feel studying at The University of Manchester will prepare me to gain the knowledge of advocacy, legal writing and eloquent presentation skills, that will help me to complete the twelve qualifying sessions.

If you could name one experience that you will take away with you from your time at Manchester, what would it be?

So far, the one valuable experience that will always remember is meeting Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, the current President of the Supreme Court, learning about her remarkable story at Christabel Pankhurst Lecture where only have experienced at Manchester. 

What advice would you give to new students at the Law School?

The advice I would give to new students at the School of Law would be to take the opportunity that the university has to offer, plan your future career to reap the benefits from university networks and societies, to develop and prepare your potentials in any legal sector meantime, finding your passion and having fun networking as well, meeting new people.