The Practice of Law in the USA
Opportunities to meet and hear Judge Joseph Migliozzi
Tuesday 16th October 11-12 in H0.60
Judge Joseph Migliozzi will be speaking on the practice of law in the US, focusing on the current state of the death penalty. Joe is a District Court Judge in Virginia and has extensive experience both as a judge and as a Capital Defence Attorney. Please do email A.T.Williams@warwick.ac.uk if you’d like to attend as places are limited.
Wednesday 17th October 10-12 in room s1.38
Judge Migliozzi will be available for one-to-one consultation to answer any questions you have about how to become a lawyer in the US or gain experience in US law.
Please do sign up for an individual consultation by emailing A.T.Williams@warwick.ac.uk with an idea of the times you will be free during the two hour slot.
Wednesday 17th October 2-3 in A0.23
Judge Migliozzi will speak on the role of mental health courts in the U.S. and how mental health issues are currently affecting the criminal justice system. Again do sign up at A.T.Williams@warwick.ac.uk to say if you’d like to attend.
Student volunteering opportunities at Coventry Law Centre advertised
The Centre for Human Rights in Practice has again arranged with Coventry Law Centre for a small number of Warwick law students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years to have the opportunity to volunteer in the asylum and immigration team. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical legal experience in one of the country's leading law centres. It is particularly valuable for those considering a career in refugee/asylum law or other areas of human rights-related practice. Volunteers will be selected through submission of CVs and interviews. For more details on the application process, the Law Centre and the role of student volunteers see info on the Centre's student activities page -http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/studentactivities/
The final deadline for submission of CV and covering letter is Monday 8th October at 5.00pm. Please email applications to me at J.Harrison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a presentation on Friday 5th October at 11am in OC0.01 by Robert Bircumshaw, head of the asylum and immigration team at Coventry Law Centre, explaining about their work and the nature of the volunteering opportunities. You will have an opportunity then to ask any questions you may have.
Beyond the Foodbank? An Expert Panel Discussion, 25 October 2017, Warwick University
Beyond the Foodbank?
An Expert Panel Discussion, 25 October 6-8pm
University of Warwick, Oculus Building, OC0.02
Kayleigh Garthwaite, author of the award-winning book ‘Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain’
Simon Shaw, who leads Sustain’s work on food poverty at national, regional and local levels
Clara Widdison, national growth manager for Community Shop.
Places are free but limited. Please register here
About the event: The dramatic rise in food bank use in recent years has put charitable food assistance - and, more broadly, hunger - firmly on the political agenda in the UK. Join us for a panel discussion at the University of Warwick (OC0.02, main campus) to delve beyond the headlines and find out more about the problem of hunger in 21st century Britain. Learn about the diverse and innovative work that is being done by organisations to tackle the issue, and hear three food poverty experts discuss the social and political changes needed to reverse the trend towards food bank dependency in the UK. Read articles from all three panellists in Lacuna Magazine here. To submit a question for the panellists email email@example.com with the subject “Beyond the Foodbank” and join the debate on our Twitter feed on the night.