Law student at WIT wins Waterford Law Society public speaking competition for her stance on how a living wage could protect workers
A second year LL.B student Kelly Thomas from Tramore was the winner of the annual public speaking competition at WIT.
The six WIT law students who competed in the final on the night were Brandon Power, Colm Kelly Ryan Saoirse Fleming, Kelly Thomas, Sarah O’Neill and Sean Murphy.
The topic on the night was "Would the introduction of a living wage protect workers or kill jobs?"
They all spoke about this topic for four minutes; some said it would kill jobs and others said it would protect workers. each student then had a right of reply at the end of one minute. Kelly said it would protect workers.
The judges were Mrs Edel Morrissey President of the Waterford Law Society, Mrs Liz Dowling Solicitor and Mr. Walter O Leary Law Lecturer at WIT.
After the competition the students and lecturers enjoyed refreshment and lively conversation with the President of the Waterford Law Society and Society member and judge on the night Liz Dowling solicitor.