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17 November, 2004

Reception in Honour of Lord Justice Hooper and launch of the Hooper Fund

Lords Falconer, Woolf and Bingham will join Lord Justice Hooper, Tony Hooper, at the launch of the Hooper Fund at the Royal Courts of Justice on 25th November. The Fund is in support of the Citizenship Foundation and its ongoing work in developing innovative approaches to law related education. Public Legal Education is a key aspect of the Department for Constitutional Affairs’ Five Year Strategy and the Citizenship Foundation is pushing for a national strategy.

The reception will celebrate Tony Hooper’s contribution to public understanding of the law and to Citizenship education. He was a founding trustee of the Citizenship Foundation which has played a key role in the campaign to introduce Citizenship to the National Curriculum and the promotion of law related education as an aspect of this.

Tony was also the originator of the Bar Mock Trial Competition which is now in its 14th year, one of the most effective projects for legal education in schools. This year around 2,500 pupils took part, culminating in the final at the Old Bailey over which Tony presided. The competition has drawn in over the years hundreds of barristers and judges at all levels. The competition has been of significant unseen benefit to the relationship between the public and the Bar and Bench.

If you are interested in attending or making a donation to the Fund, please contact:

Kathleen Bennett, Citizenship Foundation, T: 020 7367 0516, email: Kathleen.bennett@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

Tickets for the reception are priced at £25 per person. The event will be held from 6.30 – 8.00pm in the Costume Gallery, Royal Courts of Justice.

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