Cooloola Christian College legal studies students learning about the law and courts in Brisbane. Front (left to right) Ashlee Dobson, Emma Dooley, Tayla Dicocco, Seanna Burnett; back (left to right) teacher Rob Stephens, Andrew Mallett and student Matthew James
Cooloola Christian College legal studies students learning about the law and courts in Brisbane. Front (left to right) Ashlee Dobson, Emma Dooley, Tayla Dicocco, Seanna Burnett; back (left to right) teacher Rob Stephens, Andrew Mallett and student Matthew James Rae Wilson

Court visit a learning experience

LISTENING to details about whether there was blood or DNA on an axe connected to a murder case was confronting for a group of Gympie legal studies students.

But Cooloola Christian College legal studies teacher Rob Stephens said it was important the students saw the theory they were learning being practised.

"We've just come down to get the kids experiencing court and seeing the law in action," he said.

"It's much easier to understand something when you see ... what it actually looks like in real life."

Student Seanna Burnett said while it was confronting sitting in the Queensland Court of Appeal in Brisbane, it was interesting to see how serious the courts were.

The aspiring lawyer said she hoped one day she could seek justice for people.

Classmate Matthew James said: "It's good because you get to see behind the scenes and actually see how things work".

"A lot of the time you read and hear about it but actually being there and listening to certain cases is quite a good experience," he said. - RAE WILSON/ARM NEWSDESK


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