Amateur Actors at The University of Dundee Law School
The Foundation made an award to Dundee Law School to fund the involvement of amateur actors in a level 3 and 4 optional module, Law in Practice.
This module was developed to help bridge the transition from academia to practice and introduced students to skills that are further developed in the diploma in legal practice. As part of this module, students carried out interviews and were assessed on this.
The use of amateur actors to play the role of clients lends a more realistic air to the learning and assessment as opposed to this role being played by other members of teaching staff/other students. In addition, a separate session was organised on voice coaching/anxiety and nerves/confidence building to deal with worries students generally have around presenting.