Qualifying Session
Reader's Lecture Night (Feb) - QS
Event Details
Professor Leslie Thomas QC (Master of the Bench): 'What Does It Mean to Be Anti-Racist in a Profession Full of Privileged People?'
"The legal system has an outsize impact on the lives of the most marginalised. Every day, courts decide whether to send people to prison; whether to evict people from their homes; whether to separate children from their parents; and whether to block deportation, extradition or removal. In our racially unequal society, people of colour are disproportionately impacted by these decisions. Yet the judges and advocates involved in these critical decisions are overwhelmingly white and from privileged backgrounds. As a Black barrister in a predominantly white legal system, I have witnessed endemic racism in the courts - and I have seen how easy it is for legal professionals to lose sight of the human beings whose lives depend on our work. In this lecture I will talk about how barristers can challenge institutionalised racism and work towards a genuinely anti-racist legal practice."
Followed by Q&A.
Interactive: No.
Preparation in advance required: No.
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Event Contact: kupham@innertemple.org.uk
Books/Cancel by: 12/02/2021
Waiting List: https://innertemple.typeform.com/to/FNNly9rp
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Start Date: 15th February 2021 at 6:00 pm

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End Date: 15th February 2021 at 7:30 pm

place

Zoom Webinar

grade

1 QS Point

schedule

1 CPD hours

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Open to: Members of the four Inns

The learning outcomes for this session are:
To understand how barristers can challenge systemic racism, centre the people whose lives are affected by their work, and work towards a genuinely anti-racist legal practice.
This Session will help you to work towards the following section of the professional statement:
1.2 Have a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of public and private law

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