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Law students to create drama in the courtroom

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Students of the Norman Manley Law School will this weekend exchange classroom, textbooks and legislation for the theatre when they showcase their acting skills in a play dubbed Silk: Trapped in the courtroom.

The play, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Philip Sherlock Centre, University of the West Indies, Mona, features a highly reputable judge who finds herself in a sticky situation of 'judgements' from all angles; sharing 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, the judge, 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 play will come a day after the law school hosts its wine and cheese cocktails.

According to the Norman Manley Law School Students' Association, the events are to raise funds for its student initiatives. "These events are crafted to remind our patrons of the strength of the legal profession and demonstrate the balance that must be struck between professional and social life," the association said.

Tickets for Saturday's event which begins at 7 p.m. is $1,500, and $2,000 for Gala Night on Sunday, which starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails.