We agreed that justice is often used interchangeably with the word fairness. We were introduced to the lady of justice depicted wearing a blindfold, indicating that justice is carried out objectively, without fear or favour, regardless of the identity, power, or weakness of the individuals. I think it’s like the old saying ‘justice is blind.’ Justice also was with a set of weighing scales typically suspended from her left hand which she measures the strengths of a case’s support and opposition. She is also seen carrying a sword in her right hand which divides with the power of reason and justice in either direction at the same time. Justice concerns what is legally right or wrong. Ideally, justice is ethical, and we assume that doing what is ethical is legal.
We presented the first bit of our group project today. I thought the feedback was very mixed and gave some very differing opinions on the presentation as a whole. As an example, some stated that eye contact was poor throughout the presentation but several others contradict this. It is difficult to determine who the review is aimed at individually or at the group as a whole. This variation in opinions will make the task of assessing our performance, both as a group and individually, more difficult. That being said, the presentation was well put together in my opinion. Although I missed on the first lessons, after the initial assignment was handed out, the group welcomed me and actively brought me up to speed on our task. We worked very well together throughout this assignment, supporting each other where needed and making sure we stayed on track with our work. Additionally, I think we should have incorporated question asking and enthusiasm into our speeches we would definitely have gained more attention from our audience, which is one of the main goals of any presentation.