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Students meet Britain's most senior female judge
11:21am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A GROUP of 30 law students from Darlington enjoyed a meeting with Britain’s most senior female judge last week.
Students from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College travelled to Yarm School to meet Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court and the only woman to have been appointed to it.
Giles Bayliss, head of law at the college, said: “This was a marvellous opportunity for students and highly informative.
“Lady Hale talked about her career and her current role in the Supreme Court, focusing on women in the judiciary and exploring decision-making in the court.
“A question-and-answer session followed the talk and students were than able to meet Lady Hale before the journey back to Darlington.”
Mr Bayliss thanked his counterpart at Yarm School for inviting the students.
Lady Hale was brought up in Scorton, near Richmond, and attended Richmond Girls’ High School, which is now Richmond School.
She was the first student from the school to go to Cambridge and her path to high judicial office has seen her teaching law at Manchester University.
She qualified as a barrister but, unusually, was not a practising lawyer at the time she was appointed as a judge in 1994.
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