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Legal Studies Law Court Excursion

3/06/2016

​On Thursday 26 May, our Home Hill State High School Year 11 & 12 Legal Studies class embarked on an informative journey to the Townsville Law Courts. There we were able to see, in real life, what we have learnt about in class with regard to the way the court hierarchy and proceedings work. It was a little daunting at first to witness official proceedings, involving real offenders, Magistrates and Lawyers but we were guided however by our knowledgeable Legal Studies teachers Miss Emma Swindley and Mrs Wendy Viero and so soon felt at ease. We are extremely grateful to the Court Network Volunteer Geoff, who not only explained court etiquette and the legal processes involved in the Murri Court, Magistrates, District and Supreme court but also highlighted the importance of social justice, client welfare in the legal system and the variety of career opportunities within in the Department of Justice. This was a worthwhile excursion and it really helped to see our theoretical knowledge put into practice. I think the trip might have inspired a few budding lawyers to take their study further too!

Tamokai Kupenga

Year 12 Legal Studies Student