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Law students to benefit from wine and cheese event

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Red wine

The grounds of the Norman Manley Law School is to come alive next Friday when the students association hosts its wine and cheese event.

This annual private soiree hosts members of the legal fraternity from across the Caribbean, various officials from government bodies and representatives from the corporate circles, school staff and students.

It will be a night of fun, food and fashion as students dazzle patrons with a fashion show, featuring a wide array of talent.

According to the Norman Manley Law School Students' Association, this year's wine and cheese event will also serve as its fundraiser, proceeds of which will go towards bursaries and welfare fund and other student-based initiatives.

The students' association said the objectives of this event are to create networking opportunities for students of the institution for prospective employment with the attorneys and firms present at the event, and to create an avenue for the association to raise funds.

Showcase their talents

Sponsors include Main Event, Jamaica National, NescafÈ, ATL Automotive, Pure Ice, Rainforest Seafoods, Digicel, Honey Bun, and Dacx Productions.

Meanwhile, students will show off their acting skills at SILK, an annual play to be held at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona. It provides a creative outlet for students to engage their peers and the wider public.

This year, the play is centred around a highly reputable judge who finds herself in a sticky situation as she shares the cell of a love triangle with the two attorneys in the biggest murder trial in the region's history. As the jury decides the fate of the accused man, she, too, must decide the fate of her own life and career, while somehow concealing her affairs from both advocates and the public at large.

The production runs for two nights: Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. and gala night on Sunday, December 11. Gala night begins with cocktails at 6 p.m.