Young Citizens to host panel talk on public legal education

Learning about the justice system is fundamental to the next generation understanding their rights and appreciating the rule of law – but are we doing enough?

Young Citizens has assembled an expert panel of legal professionals to discuss the role of public legal education in schools and how to unlock its potential. 

President of The Law Society, I. Stephanie Boyce, (pictured) Samantha Kakati (Partner at Mishcon de Reya) and Priscilla Adu (Trainee Solicitor at IBB Law) will discuss why we need investment in PLE to create a fairer and more empowered society on 17th March 3pm-4pm.

Recent research by Law for Life has shown that our country has a poor grasp of the rights, responsibilities and regulations upheld by our legal system. Only 25% of people claim to know their legal position completely when they experience a legal problem, and nearly two-thirds of the UK are “unaware of basic legal rights or the processes by which they are enforced”.

Young Citizens CEO Ashley Hodges will lead the discussion, asking who is responsible for legal literacy and exploring why it is so important.

The event is part of The Big Legal Lesson 2022, our charity’s national public legal education campaign.

Attendees can book their free place and submit a question in advance via Eventbrite.