Griffith Law student wins Law Without Walls event

Griffith Law student Courtney Rickersey was in the winning team at the Law Without Walls ConPosium held in Florida, US last month.

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Aina Cordero, Carolina van der Mensbrugghe and Courtney Rickersey celebrate their win with Professor John Flood, Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University (Photo credit: Griffith University)

With fellow students Carolina van der Mensbrugghe from Fordham Law School, New York and Aina Cordero from the University of St Gallen, Switzwerland, Courtney presented a multimedia app called Vide that will enable defendants to prepare for their sentencing hearings by creating a video biography.

“It’s a multimedia advocacy tool that can be use by defendants in New York City,” Courtney said.

“We aim to revolutionise and redistribute the power in the courtroom so that we can create change to sentences.

“Vide is the Latin word for ‘see’ and we want the defendant to be seen. We want their perspective to be in focus.”

Vide is streamlined and simple, taking the defendant step by step through the process and instead of being a statistic the defendant is humanised. It’s advocacy through storytelling.

Law Without Walls is a global, transdisciplinary think-tank around technology, innovation and law. The ConPosium showcases Law Without Walls skills and innovations for the law market.

About the Griffith Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You can also double your career options, without doubling your study time, by completing a double degree. You’ll study two Griffith degrees simultaneously, giving you the career advantage of a special combination of skills.
  • Laws/Arts
  • Laws/Business
  • Laws/Commerce
  • Laws/Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Laws/Government and International Relations
  • Laws/International Business
  • Laws/Psychological Science
  • Laws/Science (Environment)
Program: Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

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