Public speaking and 'mooting' masterclass delivered by Alastair Hodge, Master of the Bench at the Inner Temple and tenant at the Chambers of Jason Beer QC at 5 Essex Court.
This workshop is part of the LLB Law degree programme. Students from other departments interested in attending the public speaking element of the workshop can email Law@gold.ac.uk
The study of Law requires students to develop confidence in public speaking, including, importantly, confidence in their ability to develop structured legal argumentation in conditions similar to those they would encounter in a finely choreographed trial in court. Mock trial exercises and 'mooting' (which is focussed on the discussion of finer legal issues at appellate level proceedings) are becoming integral to Law curricula across the UK; Goldsmiths is going a step further and integrates mock trials and 'mooting' exercises into the LLB Law teaching. This workshop will give students the opportunity to hone critical public speaking and legal argumentation skills that are being taught and assessed in various parts of the degree.
We are delighted to welcome to Goldsmiths Law Master Alastair Hodge to deliver this workshop. Alastair teaches oral and written advocacy at all levels, both nationally and internationally, and is a member of the Inner Temple Advocacy Training Committee. In the last ten years he has taught in Malaysia, Singapore, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Poland and Bermuda.
Alastair was called to the Bar in 1997 as a Barrister of the Inner Temple and was elected a Master of the Bench in 2014. He is a tenant at the Chambers of Jason Beer QC at 5 Essex Court and specialises in Employment Law. In professional practice, he acts for both employers & employees, and has particular interest in transfer of undertakings, constructive dismissal and restraint of trade cases.
Alastair's practice also encompasses a number of Education Law matters, including acting for teachers in regulatory proceedings at the Teaching Regulation Agency, and all aspects of Special Educational Needs (acting both for children and Local Authorities).
In 2016 Alastair was appointed Honorary Professor of Advocacy at Nottingham Law School.
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