JOIN US for a debate about what the law means to young people in 21st Century Britain at City Hall.

The JusticeGap has joined forces with Hackney Community Law Centre, the University College London’s Centre for Access to Justice, and the Hackney Council of Voluntary Services to work on a major project aimed at young people to explain their legal rights and demystify the law. The initiative is backed by human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC and the former justice secretary Lord Willy Bach and involves young people in Hackney working with UCL law students to build a dedicated online advice guide about the law, aimed at and drawing on the experience of young people. On April 29th, at London’s City Hall, a high profile panel of youth workers, legal experts, politicians, lawyers and youth justice campaigners, will debate with and hear from young people about what the law means to them. The picture is of Sam, Gockche and Terrence – peer researchers on the Mind the Justice Gap.

The panel will be chaired by Jon Robins, a journalist (not a lawyer), HCLC patron and editor of www.justicegap.com and will include:

Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is the state of young people’s legal rights today?
  • Do you have to be white, middle class and go to university to be a lawyer?
  • Can young lawyers make a difference?
  • What are the legal profession’s responsibilities to the next generation of lawyers?
  • Why would anyone want to be a lawyer anyone?
  • Do young people feel the law is ‘for them’ or ‘against them’?

PLUS, the JusticeGap team will once again be taking part in the London Legal Walk on Monday, May 20th, 2013. Thanks to Kim Evans for organising the team and to Riverview Law for their support in providing T-shirts. Thanks also to Jon Harman from the College of Law for the above film of last year’s walk.  If you want to join us, please do – email Kim (justicegapinfo@gmail.com).

Next Generation, rights and responsibilities: a debate about what the law means to young people in 21st Century Britain at City Hall.

  • Date: Monday April 29th 2013
  • Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Venue: London’s Living Room, London City Hall, Queens Walk, London SE1 1AA
  • Nearest tube/rail: London Bridge
  • The debate is part of our public legal education project Mind the Justice Gap project – see our visits to Hackney Community College HERE and Mossbourne Academy HERE. Also read about it in the Guardian HERE.

As this is a free event, places are limited.

To register your attendance email: Miranda@hclc.org.uk or call 020 8985 5236.

We look forward to seeing you on April 29th!

As this is a free event, places are limited.

To register your attendance email: Miranda@hclc.org.uk or call 020 8985 5236.

We look forward to seeing you on April 29th

 

Profile photo of Jon Robins About Jon Robins
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award

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