On the 11th December 2019, SHU Law, in collaboration with the Department of Social Work, and Social Care and Community Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, hosted a mock social work case.
During the mock case for a care order, SHU Law students, Ben Hirst and Harry Farmer acted as legal advisors. The mock case was attended by social work students and senior lecturer, Marelize Joubert who said, “Harry and Ben both did a sterling job and the evaluations from all students read positively and something to continue in the future.”
This is the first time that SHU Law students have collaborated with undergraduates on other courses to enhance the learning experience. Feedback from the day was extremely positive, with both staff and students enjoying the experience.
This way of teaching and learning fits with SHU Law’s commitment to public legal education and Sheffield Hallam University’s ambition to become the world’s leading applied university.
Sally Mallinson-Ayres, Senior Solicitor at SHU Law said, ‘“It was a brilliant opportunity for undergraduates from different degree courses to share their knowledge in this way. Engaging in such a pioneering learning method helps Sheffield Hallam students combine learning with practice.”