Speaker at House of Lords university talk

Eleanor Warringer, 10, from Alverstoke
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THE Lord Speaker of the House of Lords met students at Portsmouth’s School of Law to discuss the work of the House of Lords.

Baroness D’Souza spoke to 130 law students at Portsmouth Business School as part of the House of Lords outreach programme.

Senior law lecturer Dr Donal Coffey said her visit gave students greater insight into and helped demystify the work of a high-profile lawyer.

He said: ‘Influential speakers can inspire and motivate those at the beginning of their careers.

‘Exposure to speakers who are at the heights of their profession demonstrates the fact that these are, in essence, ordinary people and helps convince students that they, too, can hope to achieve at that level.’

Baroness D’Souza gave her lecture to the Public Law class and answered questions.