A NEW purpose-built law court aimed to train the next generation of legal professionals at the University of Worcester will open its doors next month.
The final touches are being added to the specialist facility at the university’s Jenny Lind building in the city centre and will be ready in September for students studying a law degree.
It features benches for judges, barristers, defendants, witnesses and even members of the press, just like a working court.
There is also a number of seminar rooms and a jury room, to simulate a real court experience.
The university is also establishing a pro bono legal advice centre, where students will be able to give legal advice to members of the public whilst supervised by practising solicitors.
Bill Davies, head of law at the university, said: “We’re really excited to see the furniture being installed in our brand new law suite, which will provide students with an excellent learning environment. The facilities are going to be perfect for mock trials and will give students a real flavour of the courtroom environment.”