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Thursday, 19 November, 1998, 21:45 GMT
Louise tackles law
The Mirror report on Louise
Louise's court room experiences have possible stimulated her legal interest.
The former nanny Louise Woodward has enrolled at a university to study law, it is reported in the UK press.

Louise, convicted of the manslaughter of American baby Matthew Eappen, is to take up a place at the South Bank University, in London.

The Mirror newspaper, in a piece headlined 'Louise The Student', reported 'Baby Killer signs up for 3-year law degree'.

She has been spotted signing up for a variety of clubs and societies during the "freshers' fair", an introductory event held for first year students enabling them to sample the many activities a college can offer.

The 20-year-old, from Elton, in Cheshire, was reported to be in good spirits.

Unpaid work

In June Louise is said to have started unpaid work as a secretary for the lawyers in Liverpool who helped her during her court case.

At the "freshers' fair" Louise is reported to have signed up with the university's Law Society.

This will allow her to develop the skills she will learn on her degree course, including the use of role play to simulate court conduct.

It is thought Louise moved into her accommodation in a halls of residence three days' ago.

Custody

In all Louise served 279 days in jail over the death of eight-month-old Matthew who died from head injuries.

Her televised trial became one of the most notorious cases in recent American legal history.

Clearly, her experiences in an American court and prison have not dampened her enthusiasm for the law.

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