50 years on: Class of 1968 Law reunion

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The reunion group in the Leggate Theatre
The reunion group in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum

The Law Class of 1968 marked 50 years since graduating from the University of Liverpool by returning to the city for their milestone reunion.

Meeting in the historical Victoria Gallery and Museum, the graduates reminisced and reconnected over tea and coffee before embarking on a campus walk. Fond memories of concerts and dances that took place in the 1960s in Mountford Hall were shared as the group passed through the Guild of Students.

The graduates were then welcomed back to campus by Professor Debra Morris, Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice, at the Liverpool Law Clinic – the University’s in-house legal practice, which opened in 2007. After which the Director of the Liverpool Law Clinic and in-house barrister, Jared Ficklin, presented the group with an overview of how the clinic works and how today’s students can gain practical experience through providing legal advice to the public.

Reunion organiser, Nigel Griffths (LLB Law, 1968) said:

"Meeting up again in Liverpool with those who were fellow law students 50 years ago was a fantastic experience. We were so impressed by the changes which have taken place in the way law is taught. Back in 1968, all the teaching was theoretical and we had no experience of law in action. Today's law students can, within the Liverpool Law Clinic, handle real cases with real clients which makes it so much more meaningful."

For more photographs of the reunion view the online alumni gallery.

If you would like to arrange a reunion for your class year or would like to discuss how the Alumni Relations team can help you to reunite with your former University friend, contact the team on: alumni@liverpool.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.