Sheffield Law students benefit from CPS insight

03/01/2013

The Crown Prosecution Service has leant its support to Sheffield Law School to give students an insight to life as a prosecutor.

The Crown Prosecution Service has leant its support to Sheffield Law School to give students an insight to life as a prosecutor.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Martin Goldman met with 30 law students to provide a detailed introduction to the Crown Prosecution Service. The students were given the opportunity to ask questions relating to the CPS or careers within it.

Martin said: "I'm delighted to be able to support Sheffield Law students in this way. Although we are not recruiting at this stage we are conscious that these people are our future and we must invest in them now to ensure the criminal justice system continues to be the best in the world."

To offer further encouragement, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside also offered the highest performing criminal law student a week of work experience.

Martin added: "This highly sought after experience will give the student the opportunity to observe the work of a prosecutor in the Magistrates Court and in the Crown Court as well as a 'behind the scenes' look at the CPS support teams."

Professor Claire Mcgourlay of the University of Sheffield added: "I am very pleased that Sheffield School of Law students are hearing from Martin about the work the CPS does and also about the opportunity of gaining work experience which many students often ask about.

"Both things allow the information my students read about in books to be put into context."

The winning student will be announced in the summer term.

In February, Martin will return to the law school to speak to 400 law students on charges relating to non-fatal incidents and 160 'introduction to law and legal processes students' as they study criminal process.