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SIXTH form students were given an insight into a career in law.

The University of Portsmouth event was designed to inspire young people from less privileged backgrounds.

The event was organised because students from less privileged backgrounds are poorly represented in the top professions in the UK.

It was arranged by the university’s education, liaison and outreach team and the School of Law.

Charlotte Wheatland is the education liaison and outreach officer at the university.

She said: ‘This event was such a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the legal profession, develop contacts and help them with the next steps to support their applications to university and beyond.’

The Year 12 pupils wore wigs and gowns to take part in a mock trial at the event.

They took part in an advocacy activity, a dispute scenario and listened to talks from practising barristers and solicitors, and former students.

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