The disconnect between the legal profession and school children is a hindrance to diversity, argues Adam Fellows
Earlier this year, I spent a day going from school to school in Cambridge giving talks to children about protecting their personal information online. Considering I know I wouldn't make a good teacher, I really enjoyed doing my bit on ‘Data Protection Day’, and would thoroughly recommend that type of pro bono work to other aspiring lawyers as ‘Data Protection Day’ 2012 approaches. I found talking about the law to other people and explaining the intricacies of it really helped to solidify my own understanding.
As part of the talk I gave, I asked if anyone had any questions about the law as a career, and specifically the Bar. I wasn't quite expecting the reactions I received.