In 2015, a Lawyers Group was established in support of Classics for All – it has now grown to over 170 active members who contributed £33,000 in 2020.
For a subscription of £12.50 per month (£150 a year), or £6.25 per month for under 30's, Lawyers Group members benefit from three fascinating events per year.
Many members opt to give more on top of this through recurring donations or sponsoring and donating to events.
‘We have many first rate speakers and stimulating events and are always delighted to welcome new members.' - Sir Rupert Jackson, Chairman of the Lawyers Group Steering Committee.
‘We think that Classics for All will be of special interest to lawyers – and we include in that term judges, academics, practitioners, and not least law firms. There are many reasons why. As well as the close historical connections between Rome, Latin and the law, we are confident that an education in classics will not only improve the quality of education generally, but will also improve the quality of written English, and indeed the quality of reasoning and argument – obvious values for lawyers in particular.’ - Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, and Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC.
Click here to view the list of current Lawyers Group members.
Click here to find a leaflet about the Lawyers Group. We encourage members to circulate this to anyone they think may wish to join the group!
Lawyers Group members can join the LinkedIn group here.
2021 Lawyers Group Events:
11 March | A talk by Professor A. C. Grayling on What the Stoics can teach us about living through the Covid-19 crisis, hosted via Zoom webinar.
27 April | A bonus talk by Professor A. C. Grayling on Stoicism and After: Philosophy and Life, hosted via Zoom webinar.
8 June | A talk by Professor Michael Scott on Remembering and Forgetting the Past: Athens in 403 BC, hosted via Zoom webinar.
14 October | A moot trial of Boudicca: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? at the Supreme Court. Presided over by Lord Stephens with Thomas Grant QC counsel for the defence, and Alison Morgan QC counsel for the prosecution. Read the indictment here. A summary of the moot by Patrick Kidd was published in The Times on 15 October 2021.
The Lawyers Group is led by a Steering Committee of:
Sir Rupert Jackson (Chairman)
Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC (founding Chairman)
Andrew Butler QC
Sir David Wootton
Rt Hon Lord Justice Rabinder Singh
If you would like any more information about the Lawyers Group and how to join, please get in touch. E: email@example.com T: 0207 848 4741
For a taste of what's in store at our Moot Trial of Boudicca in October, why not watch our Moot Trial of Lysistrata (2019), presided over by Lady Arden. Previous moot trials are available to watch on our YouTube channel.