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Extracurricular activities

Students at all levels of legal and criminology study are encouraged to take part in our extracurricular activities.

Cumberland Lodge weekend

Every September we host a residential weekend away for our students to participate in discussions, workshops and lectures.

This year's Cumberland Lodge weekend took place from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September, centring around the theme of 'Hospitality, the Hostile Environment, and the Law'. Talks included the following:

You Have No Rights! The Creation of the Bad Immigrant Frances Webber, Institute of Race Relations

Sentencing Unwanted Migrants: The Border, Racism, and the Narration of Punishability Gemma Lousley, Birkbeck

Challenging Home Office Removal and Detention Policies: A Solicitor's Perspective Toufique Hossain, Duncan Lewis Solicitors

In or Against the State? Hospitality and Hostility in Homelessness Charities and Deportation Practice Rachael Dobson and Sarah Turnbull, Birkbeck

Immigration and Refugee Law in Russia: Socio-Legal and Comparative Approaches Agnieszka Kubal, University College London

The Hostile Environment and Non-compliance Lizzy Willmington, Cardiff University

Mooting and mock trials

The School of Law runs a highly successful mooting programme, open to all Law and Criminology students at Birkbeck. Find out more about our mooting programme.