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Legal Advice Centre (LAC) - (The University of Law - Birmingham)

Initial written legal advice specialising in non-urgent employment, family law and related issues such as housing.

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Legal Translation Service - (BPP Law School (Liverpool))

The Legal Translation Service comprises students with native or fluent foreign language abilities who are trained in basic interpretation and translation technique.

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Legal Translation Service - (BPP Law School (Swindon))

The Legal Translation Service comprises students with native or fluent foreign language abilities who are trained in basic interpretation and translation technique.

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UEA Innocence Project - ( University of East Anglia)

The UEA Innocence Project allows students the opportunity to investigate cases of long-term prisoners maintaining their innocence of serious crimes for which they have been convicted. This project is student led under the supervision of an academic from the UEA Law School faculty.

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Weekly Advice Sessions: St Stephen’s, Thanington, Whitstable, Strood, and Brompton - ( University of Kent)

Every Monday night the Kent Law Clinic offers free legal advice to 4 clients at each of our locations. The advice is given by volunteer solicitors and barristers. Students from Kent University’s Canterbury and Medway Clinics facilitate and record the legal problems of our clients and the advice given by our volunteer professionals. These students report back to their Clinic where, dependant on resources, the case may be taken on.

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ADRNow - (University College London)

An online information resource focused on the policy, research, and use of alternative dispute resolution menthods. 

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Advice, Assistance and Representation - (University of Strathclyde)

Law students under supervision offer advice, any necessary legal assistance and representation to all those who cannot a lawyer or legal aid.

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Advocate - ( University of Essex)

The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. They have set up an advocacy scheme for young children/young people.

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Advocates for International Development - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)
Drafting a dictionary of legal terms to go on the A4IS website. More>>

Amicus - ( Kaplan Law School)

Amicus are a charity that assist with death reprieve cases. Students have the opportunity to be trained and subsequently involved in these cases.

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Amicus - ( King's College London)

Also launched this year this is completely different to the previous project, law mentoring – which demonstrates the wide ranging and diverse projects we have and the groups of people we help. Amicus is a charity which provides free legal representation for US prisoners on death row using volunteers.

 The King's branch of the Amicus project consists of 11 students

-  Who have been trained to carry out legal research?

- contribute to the cases Amicus deals with, for example, by consolidating witness statements.

- They spent two weekends training to become a volunteer, one theory weekend and one practical weekend, and this training has enabled them to contribute to

A death-row case, the outcome of which has not yet been reached but Amicus has completed their involvement in the case now and the client has been appointed with a US firm to represent them –

 The king’s students contributed around 5% to the final project which has enabled the US firm to have a head start on identifying the issues for appeal. Their assignments related to the motions during the trial and this was the most difficult part of the case.

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Amicus - ( University of Durham)

Amicus is a charitable organisation which provides assistance to those practicing in the field of capital defence in the USA. The Amicus project at Durham University was created to fundraise for the charity, hold events to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the application of the death penalty in the US, and to promote internships to capital defence attorneys' offices. The project is planning to engage a group of students in Amicus training and casework.

For more information about Amicus, please visit http://www.amicus-alj.org/

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Amicus Committee - ( University of Leeds)

Three students have formed an Amicus committee on campus, which will assist with the administration of Amicus in the North, and raise awareness of the work Amicus does.

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Armley Prison Education Unit - ( University of Leeds)

Undergraduate students have been trained to supplement the work done in Armley Prison’s Education Centre.

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Aspire - ( University of Nottingham)

Aspire is a primary school project delivering interactive projects covering a basic introduction to 'what is Law?'.

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Assist solicitors at GSB free legal advice clinic - (The University of Law - York)

Students shadow and assist solicitors in private practice offering a free legal advice clinic

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Asylum Case Work Project - ( The University of Warwick)

“This project is not about flooding the UK with migrants. It recognizes that not all asylum seekers are genuine, but it also finds that a large number of genuine asylum seekers are compromised due to fallacies in the system.”

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Asylum Justice - ( Swansea University)

Asylum Justice

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Bar Link - ( University of Southampton)

Working with local chambers students are attending extended mini pupillages on the basis of one day a week. The aim is to encourage more students to the bar.

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Bar Mock Trials/Court Challenges - (The University of Law - York)

The College works in partnership with local colleges, schools and youth organisations to undertake challenges in the Magistrates and Crown Court.  Some of these take place in local courts.

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Bar Pro Bono Unit Law School Challenge 2009 - ( University of Leeds)

Two teams of six students are competing against Law Schools from across the country to raise funds for the Bar Pro Bono Unit

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Bars in their Eyes - ( University of Nottingham)

A project offering presentations on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act to prison inmates.

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Bars in their Eyes - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

Prison Education Project. Interractive presentation delivered by students designed to inform prisoners of their legal rights.

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Birmingham Employment Advice Clinic (BEAC) - (The University of Law - Birmingham)

A face-to-face employment advice clinic for employees by appointment.

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Birmingham Employment Rights Advice Line (BERAL) - (The University of Law - Birmingham)

 A service giving employees advice by telephone on employment law issues.

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Birmingham TUC Centre for the Unemployed (BTUCCU) - (The University of Law - Birmingham)

An advice and representation service.

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BPP Intellectual Property Group - ( BPP Law School (Manchester))

Assisting the community and increasing student awareness of IP law.

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BPP Legal Advice Clinic - ( BPP Law School (Manchester))

Students interview and advise clients.

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BPP Legal Advice Clinic - ( BPP Law School (London))

Law students interview and advise clients on range of legal issues.

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BPP Pro Bono Centre Newsletters - ( BPP Law School (London))

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BPP Pro Bono Centre Newsletters - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

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Brighton Leasehold Advice Clinic - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students sit in on advice giving interviews with client and volunteer solicitor, and then write to client confirming advice given.

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Brightside Trust E-Mentoring - ( University of Leeds)

Students provide E-Mentoring support (provided through the Brightside Trust) to Pathways to Law students.

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Bristol Music Advice Service - ( University of West of England)

BMAS offers advice to musicians and others in the media and entertainment business

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Broad Street Drop In - ( The University of Warwick)

“Helps provide support, advice and assistance to new and vulnerable communities in Coventry.”

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Buddy Days with IntoUniversity - (University College London)

A mentoring scheme aimed at inspiring secondary school students to see university as a viable opportunity. 

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CAB - (The University of Law - Chester)

Volunteers train at a local CAB office as a gateway assessor.

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Cardiff Law School Innocence Project - ( Cardiff University)

The Cardiff Law School Innocence Project was set up in the academic year 2005/6.

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Cerebra Pro Bono Programme - ( Cardiff University)

This scheme was launched in 2013 in conjunction with international children’s charity Cerebra. Assisted by practising solicitors, students learn about the law relating to disabled children and provide advice relating to disputes over educational and funding matters.

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Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Racial Equality Centre (CHAWREC) - (The University of Law - Chester)

Volunteers assist the full-time discrimination caseworker with their Equality Act 2010 caseload.

Volunteers can expect to gain experience in all areas of discrimination law (education, employment and services), as well as general employment law. 

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Chester Employment Rights Advice Line (CHERAL) - (The University of Law - Chester)

A chance to interview a client via the telephone with an employment issue and then sit in on the advice given by a local solicitor.

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Child and Family Contact Centres - (The University of Law - Chester)

Students attend to assist families who require supervised contact with their children.

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Citizen's Advice Bureau - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students shadow activities organised by CAB.

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Citizens Advice Bureau Training - ( The University of Reading)

In house training as a generalist CAB advisor, leading to the CAB's advisor Certificate.

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Citizens Advice Training and experience - (University of Portsmouth)

Students are able to complete the full generalist CAB training in their second year at Portsmouth and then work at least 100 hours during their final year.

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Citizens' Advice Bureau Placements - (University of Glasgow)
Temporary, voluntary placements for Law students within Citizen's Advice Bureaux. More>>

Citizenship Foundation Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Students support local schools entered in the Competition by running mentoring sessions on the mock trial process.  A number of our law school staff sit as Judges in the Competition. The event is a lot of fun and helps our students by reinforcing the advocacy skills they learn in the classroom.

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Clinical Legal Education - ( University of Bradford)

Students undertake placements within local firms.

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CommuniCare - ( The University of Reading)

Student volunteers assist qualified staff in providing legal advice at designated sessions of CommuniCare, a local advice-giving agency.

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Community Activities - ( University of Nottingham)

Students offer voluntary, fundraising and awareness assistance to a number of local community initiatives in the Nottingham area. It is also developing a Streetlaw initiative.

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Consumer Law Clinic - (University of Portsmouth)

Operating on Wednesday afternoons from the John Pounds Centre and Bucklands Community Centre by appointment only. This clinic covers issues such as mobile phone contracts, faulty goods, and poor workmanship.

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Contact 4 Kids - (The University of Law - Chester)

Conducting telephone interviews and writing follow up advice letters on contact issues.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme - ( University of Leeds)

Undergraduates from the School of Law and Leeds University Business School work alongside Leeds Cares Business in the Community to assist in local community projects.

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County Court Advice Desk - ( BPP Law School (London))

The County Court Advice Desk on Housing operates at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court, offering representation by duty solicitors to unrepresented defendants in need of legal representation who are at risk of losing possession of their homes. BPP students assist with the running of the Advice Desk.  BPP students act as ‘runners’ liaising between the solicitor, usher, defendant, and the claimant’s representative.  They take part on a rota basis.

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Court visits and shadowing - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)

Students can visit the Competition Appeal Tribunal and have limited opportunities to shadow a High Court Judge.

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Coventry Refugee Centre - ( The University of Warwick)

“Offering a vast array of opportunities to assist refugees & asylum seekers in Coventry.”

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Crime and Citisenship Scheme: Street Law - (University College London)
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Criminal Duty Solicitor Shadowing - (The University of Law - York)

Students shadow a criminal lawyer on call out duty in cells and police station

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Criminal Law Advice Service - (The University of Law - Bristol)

Our criminal law advice service is operated in collaboration with the Avon & Bristol Law centre.

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Death Penalty Attorney Support Project - ( The University of Warwick)

“Aims to assist attorneys with their work on capital cases. It allows students in the UK the opportunity to remotely participate in assignments, that those who intern with US attorneys may carry out.

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Death Penalty Internship - ( The University of Warwick)

“A unique opportunity for hands-on exposure to legal work in the United States of America, encompassing diverse areas of criminal justice and human rights.”

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Debt and Money Advice Clinic - (University of Portsmouth)

This clinic helps members of the public who are either in financial difficulties or need advice about money management. The clinic operates out of both the John Pounds Centre and Bucklands Community Centre on Wednesday afternoons. In addition public education events take place.

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Debt Literacy in Exeter Schools - ( University of Exeter)
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District Judge Shadowing - (The University of Law - York)

Students in groups shadow local District Judges.

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Duty Solicitor Shadowing Scheme - (The University of Law - Bristol)

Students attend the Magistrates' Courts in Bristol, North Avon & salisbury and shadow a duty solicitor representing client's both on bail and/ or in custody

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Education and Community Care Law Clinic - (University College London)

Running from November-March students work under the supervision of a qualified solicitor to assist individals in education and community care matters. 

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Employment Law Clinic - ( University of Southampton)

Legal advice given to University of Southampton students concerning employment law issues. This is supported by barristers from 12 College Place Chambers. 

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Employment Law Clinic - (University of Portsmouth)

Operating on Wednesday morning throughout the year, the clinic provides advice regarding unfair dismissal, discrimination and other employment issues. Student conduct interviews in pairs and write a letter of advice for clients.

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Employment Law Clinic - (University College London)

Running from December-March, students represent clients in employment tribunal. 

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Employment Law Telephone Advice Line (ELTAL) - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Employment law advice offered over the telephone.

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Employment Rights Line - (The University of Law - York)

Students take instructions by phone form individuals seeking employment advice; clients then recieve telephone advice from a solicitor who the students shadow.

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Employment Telephone Advice Lines - ( BPP Law School (London))

Students run two telephone lines, one for ex offenders and one for referrals from CABs and Law Clinics.

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Environmental Law Pro Bono Group - ( BPP Law School (London))

Promotes students' understanding of the legal aspects of environmental issues.

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Environmental Law Pro Bono Group - (BPP Law School (Birmingham))

Promotes students' understanding of the legal aspects of environmental issues.

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Environmental Law Pro Bono Group - (BPP Law School (Bristol))

The group aims to increase awareness amongst the student body of the role of law and the environment by running a series of talks from external speakers. Students also assist charities such as Friends of the Earth with legal research and other legal assistance gaining practical experience of environmental legal disputes.

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Environmental Law Pro Bono Group - (BPP Law School (Liverpool))

Promotes students' understanding of the legal aspects of environmental issues.

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Environmental Law Pro Bono Group - (BPP Law School (Swindon))

Promotes students' understanding of the legal aspects of environmental issues.

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Essex Law Clinic - ( University of Essex)

The Essex University Legal Centre provides free initial legal advice to members of the public, students and University staff. The Centre aims to benefit the local community as well as giving law students the opportunity to develop legal skills.

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European Law Monitor - ( University of Southampton)

European Law Monitor is a non-political, not-for-profit, information service that aims to provide citizens and organisations across Europe with the ability to find and track new EU proposals, and to make it easier for interested parties to express their views to European legislators during the legislative process. The School of Law has a number of students assisting with reserach and information at this project.

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Exeter Innocence Project - ( University of Exeter)

The Innocence Project provides students with the unique and exciting opportunity to investigate cases of suspected wrongful convictions where a prisoner has exhausted the initial appeals process.

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External Placement - (University of Portsmouth)

Students are able to train and work with a range of external agencies including Trading Standards, Portsmouth Mediation Service and Hampshire Police.

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Families Need Fathers - (The University of Law - Chester)

 

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Family Law Advice Clinic - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Students interview clients with a family law problem.  Students research the law and draft letter of advice. They are supervised by specialist family lawyers.

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FEAL - Family Law Email Advice Line - (The University of Law - Bristol)

In partnership with Bristol CAB we offer members of the public an opportunity to obtain basic independent legal advice on their family law problems.  

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Femin-Ijtihad - ( The University of Warwick)

“Helping to promote the rights of women in Afghanistan through researching gender-neutral interpretations within Islamic Law.”

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Free Legal Advice - ( The University of Manchester)

The Legal Advice Centre and East Manchester Legal Advice Centre aim to offer a reliable service to those with legal and associated difficulties and to provide practical experience for law students who are supervised by legal practitioners.

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Free Legal Advice Centre - ( University of Edinburgh)

The Free Legal Advice Centre is open to the public on Monday evenings and sees clients by appointment.  The Centre operates a written advice-only service during term time. All students are supervised by a qualified solicitor, but have full control over their cases. The areas where we offer advice include family law, employment law, housing law, debt, dispute, consumer law and contract law. 

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Free Legal Advice Clinic - ( University of Leicester)

Free legal advice Clinic for current staff and students at the University of Leicester.

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Free Legal Advice Clinic - ( Swansea University)

GDL and LPC students supervised by local practicing solcitors are able to offer first point free legal advice to students of Swansea University.

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Free Legal Advice Group - ( University of Birmingham)

The Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group (Birmingham FLAG) offers free legal assistance to members of the public.

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Free Legal Advice Service - (City Law School)
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Free legal help clinic - ( University of Wolverhampton)

Need legal advice? Drop into WLV, the University's new shop in the Mander Centre, and speak to some of our law graduates training to become solicitors.

Under the supervision of Senior Partners from Talbot Solicitors, students can offer advice on a wide range of every day legal matters. The clinic is completely free and available on a drop-in basis on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The students are law graduates studying the vocational stage of training for solicitors, the Legal Practice Course. The practical experience will help the students develop essential client care skills for a career practicing law.

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Free Representation Unit - (Birmingham City University)

A Level 6 optional module on the LL.B. degree course. Students on placement (mostly with pro-bono advice organisations) gain and are assessed on practical lawyering skills and on the ability to reflect on their learning experiences.

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Free Representation Unit, Nottingham - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

Nottingham FRU is a branch of the London-based charity Free Representation Unit and provides representation to clients in the Employment Tribunal.

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Freedom From Torture - ( University of Durham)

The 'Freedom from Torture' project is finally set up and ready to go! We are looking for initially 8-10 students to be part of this project. We will be working closely with the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture in Newcastle, which protects the rights of torture survivors living in the UK. The team will be briefed on an appropriate case and together we will do research to assist the Foundation in discovering the truth of these survivors. Students wanting to become part of the team must be committed and enthusiastic, remembering that this is a sensitive topic area. As we will be working together the work will always be shared so it shouldn't take too much time from your own commitments, but you will be required to attend regular meetings with the team in Durham and occasionally at the Foundation in Newcastle. Students from all years are welcomed.

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FreeLaw Shadowing Scheme - (University College London)

Shadowing Opportunity for Students 

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Fundraising - ( University of Leeds)

This joint project between Herabans Kaur and the Law Society Pro Bono Secretary provides students with the opportunity to help to raise funds for a variety of local and national causes.

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GCU Innocence Project - ( Glasgow Caledonian University)

The Glasgow Caledonian University Innocence Project (GCU-IP) is the first dedicated student-led Innocence Project in Scotland, a pro bono legal clinic which teaches law through exposure to 'live-clients'.

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General Legal Advice Centre - (Queen Mary, University of London)

Students advise clients under the supervision of supervising law firms. Advice is provided in areas of law such as employment, landlord and tenant disputes, freehold and leasehold issues, personal injury, contracts, consumer and transactions.

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Grassroots Human Rights Project - (University College London)

A public legal education project focusing on human rights. 

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Guildford Employment Rights Advice Line Direct (GERALD) - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students conduct telephone interviews with clients and sit in on advice sessions conducted by volunteer solicitors at weekly clinics.

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Guildford Evening Advice Sessions - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students shadow volunteer lawyers advising clients at this weekly free drop in session.

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Housing Clinic - ( University of Southampton)

 This is a legal advice clinic for all University of Southampton students who need help in dealing with landlord/tenant disputes or other housing legal problems.

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Human Rights Project - ( King's College London)

this is another one of our new projects  launched this year and  - and even though we have amnesty international at kings – It is really the only specific human rights project to rival the well established ones at ucl. The KCLprobono Human Rights Project aims to further enhance legal education and debate on topical human rights issues both within the university and in the wider community.
 Kcl probono has done this by…

      8 research report writers to publish first research report

      Publishing KCLprobonoHRP Newsletter; 'HumanWrites'

      Collaborating with UCL student human rights programmes.

 

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Human Rights Unit - ( BPP Law School (London))

The Human Rights Unit includes a variety of student human rights initiatives. 

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Human Rights Unit - ( BPP Law School (Manchester))

The HRU includes a variety of student human rights initiatives.

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Human Rights Unit - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

The human rights unit includes a variety of student led human rights initiatives through which our students provide support to various human rights organisations.

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Human Rights Unit - (BPP Law School (Liverpool))

The Human Rights Unit includes a variety of student human rights initiatives. 

 

The Human Rights Unit includes a variety of student human rights initiatives. 

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Human Rights Unit - (BPP Law School (Swindon))

The Human Rights Unit includes a variety of student human rights initiatives. 

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Human Rights Unit & Liberty Letters Clinic - (BPP Law School (Birmingham))

The Human Rights Unit includes a variety of student human rights initiatives. 

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Human Rights Unit and Liberty Letters Clinic - (BPP Law School (Bristol))

The unit seeks to increase awareness amongst the student body of the importance of human rights laws by running a series of talks from external speakers. 

Students also assist charities such as Amicus, Reprieve and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute with legal research and other legal assistance gaining experience of human rights law in practice.

The BPP Liberty Letters Clinic involves our students working with Liberty to draft replies to human rights queries from the public.

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Immigration "Manuel Bravo" - ( BPP Law School (London))

BPP students work with volunteer lawyers on the London version of the "Manuel Bravo" project, assisting asylum seekers in the local area with their appeals. This assistance includes conducting country research, reviewing documentation, preparing appeal bundles and providing support during the interview process.  The students are not giving advice.

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Immigration Tribunal Friends - ( BPP Law School (London))

This project provides opportunities for students to attend the Immigration Tribunal on set days and offer to accompany suitable clients to their hearings as "Tribunal Friends".

 

Tribunal Friends are able to assist the client to manage the tribunal proceedings as a litigant in person by taking notes of the proceedings for the client, helping them to do necessary photocopying or put paperwork in order, and providing much needed moral support. Tribunal Friends are not authorised to represent or advise the client.  On occasion they may be able to provide translation services as well.

 

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Independent Advisory Unit Website Project - ( Keele University)

This project entails the revamping of the legal information on the website for students. The aim is to make it more user-friendly and presented in a way that meets user needs.

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Initial Advice Centre Drop-in Sessions - (University of Strathclyde)

Run at a central Glasgow library, our Initial Advice Centre (IAC) Project allows members of the public to drop in and get advice on the spot from a volunteer solicitor.

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Innocence Project - ( University of Leicester)

Researching miscarriges of Justice as part of the Innocence Network UK.

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Innocence Project - (University of Portsmouth)

Students examine cases of possible miscarriages of justice.

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Innocence Project - ( University of Sheffield)

The Innocence Project was set up in 2007 and is an opportunity for University of Sheffield law students to investigate cases of convicted people maintaining their innocence, who have exhausted the initial appeals process.

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Innocence Project - ( University of Plymouth)

Member project of the Innocence UK network www.innocencenetwork.org.uk running pro bono work for prisoners maintaining their innocence.

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Innocence Project - ( BPP Law School (London))

Law students investigate cases of convicted persons who maintain innocence but have exhausted the initial appeals process.

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Innocence Project - ( King's College London)

This is a new project we are hoping to run next year under KCLprobono – it will be our 8 Th new project.  It is in the initial stages of set –up now, but will probably be in place by September in order to expand KCL Pro Bono even further.

Its aim is to undertake full investigations into alleged cases of wrongful conviction that meet the eligibility criteria, seeking to overturn convictions given to factually innocent people.

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Innocence Project - (University of Strathclyde)

We have now joined with an existing Innocence project at Strathclyde in the Department of Journalism. While the initial numbers of law students that can get involved are small, we hope to expand this over time.

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Innoncence Project - ( University of Leeds)

UoLIP is an educational project promoting enterprise skills for undergraduate students, through investigative work into real cases where wrongful convictions are suspected.

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Intellectual Property Letter Writing Clinic - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)

Students write letters of advice in response to general IP queries.

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Intellectual Property Pro Bono Group - ( BPP Law School (London))

The Group's aims are to promote interested students' understanding of the field of intellectual property law whilst facilitating IP lawyers' provision of pro bono services to the community.

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Intellectual Property Pro Bono Group - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Intellectual Property advice provided to individuals and charities.

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Intellectual Property Pro Bono Group - (BPP Law School (Bristol))

The group aims to increase understanding of intellectual property law amongst the student body by running a series of talks from external speakers. Students can also gain practical legal experience through the following by advising individuals and charities on intellectual property queries and delivering Streetlaw presentations on IP law to music, film and art students.

The charity, Own It, provides free IP advice to the creative industries. Through the Own It project BPP students gain legal experience of responding to online IP queries.

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Interights - (The University of Law - Chester)

Students summarise a recent human rights case for publication by Interights.

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Involve Project - ( University of Leeds)

Students provide pastoral and research support to providers and users of this community centre in South Leeds.

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IPSEA - ( University of Durham)

The Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) is a registered charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs.

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Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) - (The University of Law - Birmingham)

Legal support to a local Community Interest Company

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Judicial Shadowing - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students are offered the opportunity to shadow local District Judges.

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Judicial Shadowing - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Students shadow judges as they go about their daily business.

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Judicial Shadowing - (The University of Law - Chester)

Students are given the opportunity to shadow a circuit or district judge at Chester Civil Justice Centre, or family magistrates' at Liverpool Family Court. 

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Kaplan Legal Advice Centre - ( Kaplan Law School)

Based at the law school the advice centre provides assistance to the local community on a range of issues.

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Keyhouse - (The University of Law - York)

Working in partnership with the housing advocates from Keyhouse the students shadow and assist advocates who are on the duty possession schemes at York, Bridlington and Scarborough County Court.

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Land Registry Adjudication advice - ( University of Westminster)

We offer an advice service following referral of a Land Registry application to its Adjudicator Service. The Land Registry includes our leaflet in its referral package. Disputes can cover issues such as adverse possession, easements and rights of way, and beneficial ownership.

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Law 234 - ( Lancaster University)

One-module course involving students on placement at local Citizen's Advice Bureau. Assessment by log, presentation and report reflecting on personal experiences and developing an academic legal theme relevant to the work of the CAB.

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Law Clinic - ( Sheffield Hallam University)
The Law Clinic is an optional assessed module on the LLB programme. The Law Clinic operates as a solicitor's practice where students advise and represent clients on a wide range of legal matters. More>>

Law Clinic - ( University of Bristol)

The Law Clinic provides over 140 students with the opportunity to put their legal knowledge into practice every year. Members recieve training by Burges Salmon LLP (a leading local law firm) and continued support throughout their membership.

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Law Clinic - ( University of Derby)
We have been in pro bono for nearly 10 years. Our students undertake a final year Clinic module by working with local community advice centres.
Currently we are working with Citizens Advice and Law Centre and Derbyshire Housing Aid, partners in the only successful CLAC in the country.
Our second year students have the opportunity to train as CAB advisors and undertake advice work. Through Clinic, we have also given advice and legal assistance to the local Victim Support.
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Law Clinic - (University of Hertfordshire)

The Law Clinic offers a free legal service run by second year law students under the supervision of experienced solicitors to anyone with a legal problem around Hertfordshire.

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Law Clinic - ( Leicester De Montfort Law School)

Free initial advice and assistance on any legal issue.The clinic is run by undergarduate and postgraduate students under the supervision of solicitor qualified staff and support from local practitioners who volunteer to help supervise the students during the clinic sessions. In addition students have the benefit of mentoring support from the pro bono team at Irwin Mitchell solicitors.

The clinic is open to staff and students of Dmu -a client base of some 20,000

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Law Clinic - ( University of Sunderland)

Our final year law students offer free legal advice to members of the public under the supervision of qualified solicitors.

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Law Firm Pro Bono Shadowing Project - ( BPP Law School (London))

In this project, the Pro Bono Centre teams our law students with law firms to assist solicitors with their pro bono assignments.

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Law for the Arts Advice Centre - (Queen Mary, University of London)

Legal advice for the creative industries. Specialised focus on intellectual property.

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Law in the Community - ( University of Northampton)

Law students volunteer in variety of law-based agencies including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Law Service, Victim Support and as Independent Custody Visitors

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Law Mentoring - ( King's College London)

law mentoring

aim – Informing high school students of what law, in reality, is like in terms of studying and practicing it

We currently have 60 volunteers who go into schools and colleges and hold presentations and then have an interactive – Q and A session at the end.

so mentors talk to students about –

ucas system

What law entails – workload, social life, and job prospects?

Go through A – level past papers with them.

one on one law mentoring

This is a new project set up this year – it is very closely associated with law mentoring but with one key difference – it involves pairing a KCL student with an AS or A Level Law student at Kingsbury high school. The mentor helps his/her buddy with any academic issues they have and may also discuss options for the future, such as university

we currently have 12 one to one law mentors and this will increase in the next year  - they make weekly visits to Kingsbury high school and alongside giving general advice and acting as a source of support or advice, the mentors do past a level law papers with them and guide them through the ucas process –

 

 

 

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Law School Student Clinic - ( University of Dundee)

 

The Student Law Clinic at Dundee University is a new initiative which opened its doors on 31 January 2011 in the first of two main phases of activity. The initial focus is on advice-giving, building towards offering a representation service in due course.

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Lawyers without Borders - (University College London)

A UCL Laws Chapter of the international Lawyers without Borders Organisation

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Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network - ( University of Leeds)

Students can work alongside other volunteers to provide a befriending service to asylum seekers in Leeds.

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Legal Advice Centre - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students work in pairs to interview a client and then provide advice in writing, under the supervision of our Supervising Solicitor.

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Legal Advice Centre - (The University of Law - Chester)

In teams of 2 interviewing a "real" client with a real problem.

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Legal Advice Centre - ( University of Hull)

About the Legal Advice Centre

The Centre is staffed by Law students under the supervision of qualified staff.  All Student Advisers are Final year Law students professionally trained to provide help with a range of issues, including:

  • Consumer Rights
  • Debt
  • Employment issues
  • Housing/Property
  • Welfare Benefits

The Centre will be run in partnership with various organisations around Hull including the Citizens' Advice Bureau, Hull and East Riding Councils and the legal firms Hamers and Stamp Jackson Proctor.

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Legal Advice Clinic - ( University of Leeds)

Students work alongside solicitors from local firms to provide a free legal service. This service is available to students and other members of the local community.

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Legal Advice Clinic - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Law students interview and draft letters of advice to members of the public on a range of legal issues under the supervision of a qualified solicitor.

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Legal Advice Clinic - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

Nottingham Law School's Legal Advice Clinic provides a free initial advice, represntation and referral service to the local community.

Law students, supervised by qualified lawyers, offer advice and assistance on a number of areas of law.

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Legal Advice Clinic - ( London South Bank University)

The LSBU Legal Advice Clinic is a free public drop-in advice service staffed by LSBU law students working under the supervsion of practisng solicitors.

The Clinic provides:

  • Basic information on any topic
  • Generalist advice in any social welfare law matters (except immigration)
  • Specialist legal advice in family, housing, employment and personal injury at Thursday evening sessions (accessible via an initial assessment our daytime drop -in). 
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Legal Advice Clinic - Dellow Centre - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)

Students assist solicitors at a legal advice clinic at a local centre for the homeless.

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Legal Advice Clinic at St Mungo's - (The University of Law - Bristol)

Teams of two students interview clients at our partner Charities premises.  Then working under the supervision of a Solicitor, they manage their client's file; research the legal issue and prepare a letter of advice. 

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Legal Advice Clinic at Survive - (The University of Law - Bristol)

family law Legal Advice Clinic at a local organisation who offer support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse

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Legal Advice Clinics - (The University of Law - York)

Students provide fully supervised legal advice by letter/email follwing face to face and telephone interviews and having taken instructions by email.

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Legal Advice Clinics - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Students interview clients, take instructions, open a file, research the law and write a letter of advice.  They are supervised by qualified solicitors.

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Legal Advice Clinics - (London School of Economics and Political Sciences)

Around 25 students are selected to participate in three legal advice clinics around London by taking minutes during client meetings, undertaking follow-up researches and drafting documents. This opportunity is supervised by the Academic-in-charge of Pro Bono, Dr. Braithwaite (J.P.Braithwaite@lse.ac.uk).

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Legal advice, assistance and representation at Citizens Advice Bureaux - ( University of Glamorgan)

The University of Glamorgan's Law School has a number of students working as volunteer advisers at Citizens Advice Bureaux in South Wales, as well as one member of staff working as a specialist volunteer and others acting as  trustees of a local bureau. 

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Legal Clinic - ( King's College London)

The KCL Legal Clinic is a new probono scheme run by students, aimed at supporting the legal needs of all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We currently have 10 advisers trained in collaboration with Speechly Bircham -

- The clinic can help with a wide variety of legal issues such as: -Dispute Resolution-Entrepreneurial Services (i.e. supporting new business start-ups with contracts, IP rights etc-Property (tenants and leases)-Consumer Standards-Employment.

 – The advisers work alongside qualified solicitors

- The advice will be provided on a pro bono basis.

As the project is our newest – it is still its first stages but it already very popular and a number of students have made appointments. the aim within a couple of years to eventually open the clinic to the general public – which with the rapid expansion and popularity of the probono soc- will probably happen sooner than we think!

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Legal Translation Service - ( BPP Law School (London))

The Legal Translation Service comprises students with native or fluent foreign language abilities who are trained in basic interpretation and translation technique.

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Legal Translation Service - (BPP Law School (Bristol))

The service aims to provide legal advice centres and not for profit organisations with free interpretation and translation skills. Students with native or fluent foreign language abilities are invited to take part as and when opportunities arise.

Students develop good listening and client skills and are exposed to varied real life legal issues.

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Legal Translation Service - (BPP Law School (Birmingham))

The Legal Translation Service comprises students with native or fluent foreign language abilities who are trained in basic interpretation and translation technique.

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Legal Translation Service - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Students provide interpretation and translation services to law centres and non profit organisations.

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Liverpool Law Clinic - ( The University of Liverpool)

The Liverpool Law Clinic is a pro bono legal advice centre.

Legal advice is provided through the Clinic by Law School students under the supervision of professionally qualified legal practitioners from the North West.

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Local-International Pro Bono - ( The University of Warwick)

“Attempting to address key human rights concerns on an International Scale.”

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LUU Contract Checking - ( University of Leeds)

Students are recruited to check the housing contracts of first/second year students, before the contracts are signed

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Manuel Bravo Project - ( University of Leeds)

The School refers interested students onto the Manuel Bravo Project.

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Market Law Advice Centre - (Queen Mary, University of London)

Market Law is a new project which assist local market traders with issues raised against local councils in the administration of legislations.

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Mediation Advice Clinic - ( Kaplan Law School)

The clinic is run with Mayer Brown and LawWorks. We assist with determining whether a dispute is suitable to go for mediation, rather than the court.

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Mediation Friends Project - ( BPP Law School (London))

A pioneering initiative in which law students trained in mediation provide free support to otherwise unrepresented parties to mediation.

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Mediation Telephone Line - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)
Giving the public information and assistance regarding mediation. More>>

Mediation Training with Resolve - ( The University of Reading)

First year students are given the opportunity to train as mediators with the organisation Resolve.

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Mental Disability Advocacy Centre - ( University of Leeds)

Volunteering opportunities with a human rights organisation based in Budapest

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Mentoring - ( University of Leeds)

Existing undergraduate students act as mentors to approximately 50 A Level students each year from local schools and colleges.

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Mind the Justice Gap - (University College London)

A public legal education project working specifically with schools and organisations in Hackney. 

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Mock Trials/Your day in court - (The University of Law - Chester)

Students have the opportunity to take part in mock trials held in a Crown Court and/or an Employment Tribunal. 

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Mortgage Repossession and Eviction Proceedings - ( University of Kent)

A Law Clinic solicitor and two students attend Canterbury County Court every Wednesday morning in term time to represent litigants in ‘mortgage repossession’ proceedings, or in cases where defendants are facing warrants of eviction. With the co-operation of the judiciary and staff of the Court the solicitor sees litigants in an interview room, before advising and representing where appropriate. Further advice is given after the hearing.

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National Centre for Domestic Violence - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students are trained by this national charity to help  in the process of obtaining court orders to protect victims of domestic violence.

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National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) - (The University of Law - Chester)

Working with the NCDV this is an opportunity to help victims of domestic abuse.

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National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Working with victims of domestic violence to gain injunctions against their abusers.

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Negotitation Competition - ( University of Nottingham)

The Society runs an internal negotiation competition for Law students.

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NHS Continuing Healthcare Pro Bono Scheme - ( Cardiff University)
The Scheme strives to enable better access to NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for those who might not otherwise achieve it. More>>

Norfolk Community Law Service - ( University of East Anglia)

Providing Access to Justice and Equality

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Norfolk Police Authority Advisory Group - ( University of East Anglia)

Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Police Service

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Opportunity International - ( King's College London)

Another new project – for those of you that aren’t familiar - Opportunity International are a Microfinance Charity offering loans, insurance and savings to poor people in developing countries. They operate in 28 countries around the world. They currently have over 1.2 million charitable loans out to poor entrepreneurs. 98% of loans are repaid. 85% of those loans are given to women. The charity has huge scope for meaningful projects.

The Opportunity International project at King's is firstly about raising awareness on behalf of the charity and fundraising. And secondly about creating a network of students to support the charity in the future – thus we hope to collaborate closely with the UCL and LSE OA projects in the future.

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OUTlaw - ( University of Nottingham)

An outreach programme aimed at raising the profile of Law as a degree and a career in the Nottingham area.

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Own It - (BPP Law School (Birmingham))

Intellectual property project

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Oxford Legal Assistance project - (University of Oxford)

Oxford law students assist local solicitors with fixed-fee legal aid cases by interviewing clients  and drafting client statements, enabling the solicitors to focus on the legal aspects of the case.

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Oxford Pro Bono Publico - (University of Oxford)

A group of law post-graduate and Law Faculty members dedicated to the practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis.

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Participation in Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic - ( Aston University)

Pro bono opportunity available to students

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Partners of Prisoners - ( Manchester Metropolitan University School of Law)
A range of projects including a helpline, advice centre and assistance at Magistrates Court visits, aimed at providing support to the families of prisoners. More>>

Partners of Prisoners & Family Support Group (POPS) - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Students volunteer with POPS to offer help and advice to the families of people going through the criminal justice system.

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Pathways to Law - ( The University of Warwick)

“Enlightening young minds and facilitating access to the legal profession for youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

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Pathways to Law Ambassadors - ( University of Leeds)

Undergraduate students can act as ambassadors on the Pathways to Law programme.

http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/prospective-students/pathways-law.php

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Pathways to Law: Human Rights Masterclass - (University College London)
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Personal Support Unit - ( Manchester Metropolitan University School of Law)

A service providing advice, help, information and presentation advice to litigants in person bringing or defending civil claims at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

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Personal Support Unit (PSU) - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Students volunteer to help litigants in person through the court process.

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Personal Support Unit (PSU) - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Students are trained by the Charity to provide support to users of the Leeds Combined Courts.  Students gain access to Court hearings and have the opportunity to develop their client care skills.

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Personal Support Unit (PSU) - (The University of Law - Chester)

This is the civil equivalent to the witness service.

Student volunteers attend court to support litigants in person throughout civil cases.

This takes place in Liverpool.

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Personal Support Unit Volunteering Project - ( BPP Law School (London))

A team of our Bar course students work as volunteers in the Personal Support Unit at the Royal Courts of Justice and Principal Registry of the Family Division.

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Personal Support Unit Volunteering Project - ( BPP Law School (Manchester))

A team of our LPC students work as volunteers in the PSU.

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Pink Business Centre - (Queen Mary, University of London)

 

Once a month, advice sessions are dedicated to start-ups, established businesses, social enterprises and charities looking to support the LGBT community
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Pink Law Advice Centre - (Queen Mary, University of London)

Law specifically aimed at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community.

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Placement with REUNITE charity - ( Leicester De Montfort Law School)

Opportunity for students to work with the chartity REUNITE  to offer legal help and assistance for clients in international child abduction cases.

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Prisons Project - (University of Strathclyde)

The Law Clinic has launched a Prisons Project providing advice to prisoners on their rights, obligations and responsibilities under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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Pro Bono - court work - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

Lambeth County Court Runner Scheme clerking for the duty solicitor, client and court

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Pro Bono - Information and Referral - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

Mediation Telephone Line information given by students on this free mediation service

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Pro Bono - LAC - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

Legal Advice Clinic for face to face client interviews

 

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Pro Bono - McKenzie Friend - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

McKenzie Friend Schemes assisting clients in a non advisory capacity for the Royal Courts of Justice Personal Support Unit and National Centre for Domestic Violence

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Pro Bono - Public Legal Education - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

Streetlaw educating the public about their legal rights through a series of workshops and presentations in the local community

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Pro Bono - Telephone Advice - (The University of Law, London - Bloomsbury)

 

COLETA for employment advice over the phone

 

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Pro Bono Module - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

The Law School offers an assessed Level 3 Pro 25 credit Bono module to single honours LLB students. Students are required to undertake 50 hours volunteering and complete a research project, work diary and deliver an oral presentation.

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Pro bono placements - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

NLS offers a wide range of pro bono placements with voluntary and statutory organisations, involving different legal and law-related activities.

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Pro Bono Unit - ( London Metropolitan University)

LMU has a Pro Bono Unit with links to some relevant not-for-profit sectors.

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Pro Uno - ( University of Sheffield)

Pro Uno was re-launched in 2009 and offers members of the local community a free and confidential enviroment to discuss legal problems. Our Pro Uno teams are made up from first, second and third year students, of which there are around thirty involved with the project.

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Public Law Project Exceptional Funding - (University College London)

Providing assistance to those who have been denied acces to legal aid. 

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Publications - (The University of Law - York)

Students working under supervision draft information for a range of publications

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Reading volunteers - ( University of Leeds)

Students working with local children.

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Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau - (University College London)

Shadowing Opportunity for Students

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School Exclusions project - ( BPP Law School (London))

Students provide representation for parents of children permanently excluded from schools.

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School Governors Training - (University College London)

Free training for school governors of local state schools

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Shadowing - ( University of Leeds)

Shadowing within existing law centres.

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Shelter Placement - ( Leicester De Montfort Law School)

Opportunity for students to work with Shelter to advise those clients on housing issues who do not qualify for any public funding schemes

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Small Business Law Clinic - ( University of Wolverhampton)

Free advice for local small businesses, provided by Legal Practice Course students under the supervision of local solicitors. One hour appointments are available. Initial advice can be given on a range of issues including incorporation as a company, terms and conditions of trading and intellectual property.

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Small Business Legal Advice Service - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Offers legal advice to owners of small businesses.  Students research the law and draft letters of advice.

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Social Welfare Clinic - (University College London)

Running from November-June, students work in partnership with the Free Representation Unit to represent clients in tribunal. 

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South West Rights Employment Centre (SWERC) - ( University of Plymouth)

The 'South West Employment Rights Centre' (SWERC) is an organisation offering free advice and representation to employees (primarily those who are socially deprived).

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Stop Hate UK - ( University of Leeds)

Working with an organisation supporting victims of hate crime.

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Street Law - (University of Strathclyde)

From October 2008, the Law Clinic will commence a form of Street Law by advising incoming international students on their housing, consumer and employment rights via workshops and leaflets. We will also be running Consumer Workshops, designed to help those with a consumer issue resolve the dispute themselves and take them through writing letters, filling in the Small Claims Court form and advice for appearing.

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Street Law - ( Lancaster University)

Student Law Society-run street law events in local schools.

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Street Law - ( University of York)

Community project to raise awareness about your rights and issues to do with law.

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Street Law - ( Leicester De Montfort Law School)

Student Street Law project working with the local community

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Street Law - ( Swansea University)

Street Law

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Street Law - ( University of Wolverhampton)

A new project for 2010/2011. Please contact the coordinator for up to date details.

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Street Law - ( King's College London)

The AIM of Streetlaw enables law students to help the local community, passing on their knowledge of legal issues in a format that is both relevant and interesting to young people –

The students give presentations to many different types of groups around London on issues such as knife crime, the EU, drugs issues, human rights.

the main group we present to ARE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

SIXTH FORM COLLEGES – mostly as the students are currently studying a-level law and this would complement their revision.

we have given a number of presentations to HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

And we have recently gained clearance to work at BAIL HOSTELS in often challenging circumstances.

It is run in association with the City Law Firm Addleshaw Goddard.

statistics -

when probono first began, we had 88 Streetlaw volunteers –

in the 2009/2010 academic year we currently have 130 volunteers –

This is almost a 50% INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP and demonstrates the increase in knowledge amongst the student community A) that probono work can develop you existing skills and B) the enthusiasm and willingness amongst students to help others in the community.

Around 29 presentations from November 2009-to present day – and audiences vary from 10-100 people – so Streetlaw has presented to over 870 people in 5 months.

 

 

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Streetlaw - ( The University of Manchester)

Students present to members of the pubic on an area of Law to help them understand their rights.

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Streetlaw - (University of Portsmouth)

Students provide legal education to local community groups.

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StreetLaw - (Queen Mary, University of London)
Student members of the Student Pro Bono GROUP have developed strong working partnerships with the local community in ORDER to present StreetLaw sessions with the local schools, youth groups and community groups. More>>

Streetlaw - ( University of Leeds)

Undergraduate students can go into local community organisations in groups and give presentations on specific legal topics.

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StreetLaw - ( The University of Liverpool)

Streetlaw offers students the opportunity to engage with the local community, perfect their legal research and presentation skills, and gain valuable experience in preparation for work in the legal profession.

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Streetlaw - ( University of Southampton)

In its fourth year, Streetlaw students deliver workshops/presentations, on a variety of legal topics to groups in the local community.

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Streetlaw - ( Kaplan Law School)

In conjunction with Mayer Brown we go to Morpeth School in Bethnal Green to discuss and highlight relevant areas of law to students there.

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Streetlaw - ( University of Birmingham)

Streetlaw enables students to present to members of the pubic on an area of Law to help them understand their rights.

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Streetlaw - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students work to prepare interactive workshops to be delivered to schools or community groups.

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Streetlaw - ( Croydon Higher Education College)

Bars in Their Eyes (C)

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Streetlaw - ( Croydon Higher Education College)

Crime and Punishment (c) BPP

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Streetlaw - (The University of Law - Bristol)

Our students deliver interactive Streetlaw workshops on a variety of legal topics to a variety of different audience types.

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Streetlaw - ( BPP Law School (London))

The Streetlaw project promotes education about the law, democracy and human rights to citizens who would not otherwise have access to legal knowledge or education.

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Streetlaw - ( BPP Law School (Manchester))

The Streetlaw project promotes education about law, democracy and human rights to citizens who would not otherwise have access to legal education.

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Streetlaw - (The University of Law - Chester)

In teams of 3 delivering an interactive presentation to a community group.

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StreetLaw - ( University of Cambridge)
Streetlaw is a community legal education scheme aimed at raising awareness of legal rights and responsibilities within the community by providing workshops on various legal topics. More>>

Streetlaw - ( London Metropolitan University)

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Streetlaw - (Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University)

Programme of citizenship, legal literacy and other information sessions delivered to schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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Streetlaw - (University of Hertfordshire)
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Streetlaw - (The University of Law - Manchester)

Legal literacy programme, educating the public about the law so that they may help themselves.

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Streetlaw - ( The University of Reading)

The Streetlaw project involves students going to local schools to bring aspects of law and the legal system into the community through group sessions, presentations and debating competitions.

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StreetLaw - ( University of Durham)

StreetLaw is a flexible concept that encompasses a wide range of issues. StreetLaw is intended to provide legal education on a range of pertinent issues in a manner in which is suited to the target audience.

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Streetlaw - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)

Students research and present a workshop on legal topics to a variety of audiences.

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StreetLaw - (London School of Economics and Political Sciences)

StreetLaw is a student-led scheme which involves LSE students going to local schools and explaining legal issues to the students in order to raise awareness of their rights. For more information, please contact Student leader of StreetLaw: Ayesha Noorani (A.Noorani@lse.ac.uk)

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Streetlaw - (BPP Law School (Bristol))

BPP Streetlaw was established in 2004 as part of the BPP Pro Bono Centre. It is a legal literacy programme which increases legal awareness and broadens appreciation for the role of law in society. Streetlaw projects benefit both the wider community and law students, who learn valuable legal and professional skills. The project is open to all BPP students on all courses.

Through the Streetlaw project, law students research, design, draft and deliver interactive presentations on the law to groups in the community that might not have access to legal information or education, or that may have a negative perspective on the legal system.  We work with a range of community groups, including schoolchildren and youth groups and with the homeless.

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Streetlaw - (BPP Law School (Swindon))

The Streetlaw project promotes education about the law, democracy and human rights to citizens who would not otherwise have access to legal knowledge or education.

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Streetlaw - (BPP Law School (Liverpool))

Streetlaw promotes understanding about legal rights and responsibilities through interactive presentations.

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Streetlaw - (BPP Law School (Birmingham))

The Streetlaw project promotes education about the law, democracy and human rights to citizens who would not otherwise have access to legal knowledge or education.

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Streetlaw - (The University of Law - York)

Students provide presentations on legal topics to community groups, schools and colleges, housing projects

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Streetlaw - mock trials - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

The Streetlaw mock trials project involves our students assisting school children to prepare for the Citizenship Foundation mock trials competition or running mock trials as a classroom exercise, independent of the competition.

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Streetlaw - schools - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

The Streetlaw schools project promotes education about the law, democracy and human rights to those who would otherwise not have access to legal knowledge or education.

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Streetlaw Prisons - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Delivering sessions on areas of law relevant to issues affecting prisoners.  The Law School has a working relationship with HMP Lowdham Grange's Resettlement team and provides Streetlaw sessions as part of the Prison's education programme. 

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Streetlaw programme - ( University of Lincoln)

This scheme, which aims at enhancing students' communication, research and clinical legal skills, sees Lincoln Law School UG students (2nd and 3rd yr) taking their legal knowledge into local schools where they present and discuss legal topics such as human rights, police powers and civil liberties, crime, employment matters and consumer rights.

The coordinator of this pro bono scheme is Dr Samantha Velluti

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Streetlaw, Employment Law Telephone Advice Line, Liberty Letters, Tribunal Friends, Environmental Group - (BPP Law School (Cambridge))

BPP's Cambridge Law School opened in September 2011 and currently offers the Legal Practice Course to both full and part-time students.  Our aim is to offer as wide a choice of pro bono activities to the Cambridge students as possible and to establish good links within the Cambridge community.  The pro bono projects we currently offer are the Streetlaw project (principally Streetlaw Youth Groups, Schools and Homeless), the Employment Law Telephone Advice Line and the students also have the opportunity to be involved with projects such as the Liberty Letters clinic, the Tribunal Friends project and the Enivornmental Pro Bono Group.

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Student Advice Clinic - ( Middlesex University)

Students giving advice to the public on matters of law for free

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Student Law Clinic - Carlisle Community Law Centre - ( University of Cumbria)

Students on the LLB are able to volunteer at the nearby Community Law Centre and become involved in case work and advice giving. Current first year students are undertaking a project to produce accessible information for other students.

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Student Law Office - ( Northumbria University)

The Student Law Office is a pro bono legal advice centre, where law students run the cases under the supervision of qualified lawyers from the Law School staff.

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Surrey Law Centre - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students volunteer to assist our local Law Centre with a variety of tasks.

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Thames Magistrates - ( Kaplan Law School)

We attend Thames Magistrates Court to provide factual representation before the Magistrates for clients. We assist these clients on council tax matters and try to help them make sure that they are not imprisoned for failure to pay council tax.

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The Advocate - (Queen Mary, University of London)

The Advocate is a legal newspaper, focused on pro-bono initiatives, human rights issues and topical legal questions.

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The Citizens Advice Bureau - ( University of Cambridge)
Last year the Citizens Advice Bureaux helped 1.9 million people through our Citizens Advice Bureaux alone and our self-help website Adviceguide.org.uk had over seven million visits. Can you help us do more for those who need us? More>>

The Community Legal Advice and Representation Service - ( University of West of England)

A unique collaboration between Law students, from  both Bristol Law School (UWE) and the University of Bristol Law Faculty, the Bristol CAB and the Barristers of the Western Circuit to provide the highest quality pro-bono service.

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The Disability Cambridgeshire Social Security Tribunals Project - ( University of Cambridge)

The chance to work with Disability Cambridge, assisting in meetings, experiencing case-work and performing administrative duties.

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The Howard League for Penal Reform - ( University of Nottingham)

A new chance for Nottingham students to make their voices heard on and listen to others on the subject of penal reform.

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The Howard League for Penal Reform Project - ( The University of Warwick)

“Less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison.”

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The Humanitarian Law Project - ( University of East Anglia)

The Humanitarian Law Project was in 2011 as a collaborative project between UEA Law School and the British Red Cross. 

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The Innocence Project - ( University of Bradford)

The INUK was launched in September 2004 because the problem of the wrongful conviction of innocent people was not sufficiently resolved by the creation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), the body set up in the wake of notorious cases.

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The Innocence Project - ( University of Cambridge)

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

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The Innocence Project - ( University of Durham)

Innocence Projects like ours operate at more than 20 universities in the UK at the time of writing. Our Innocence Project, like the others, is an extra-curricula pro bono legal clinic that works on real cases of prisoners maintaining innocence.

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The Personal Support Unit - (BPP Law School (Liverpool))

The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a charity that gives practical and emotional support to litigants in person as they represent themselves through the courts.

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The Schools Outreach Project - ( University of Durham)

The Schools Outreach Project has been created with the aim of interacting with teenagers and younger school children to provide an educative and interesting insight into the legal issues that affect their everyday lives. 

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The Women's Project - ( The University of Warwick)

“Promoting awareness of topical women’s socio-legal concerns and address these concerns through education, volunteering, campaigning and fundraising”

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Tribunal Friends - ( BPP Law School (London))

This project provides ad hoc opportunities for students to accompany suitable clients to their Employment or Residential Property Tribunal hearings as "Tribunal Friends", whether or not they are represented.

Tribunal Friends are able to assist the client to manage the tribunal proceedings as a litigant in person by taking notes of the proceedings for the client, helping them to do necessary photocopying or put paperwork in order, and providing much needed moral support. Tribunal Friends are not authorised to represent or advise the client.


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Tribunal Friends - ( BPP Law School (Leeds))

Providing adminstrative and emotional support to unrepresented litigants in the Employment Tribunal.  Student volunteers gain first hand experience of the Tribunal process and develop key client handling skills.

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UEA Street Law - ( University of East Anglia)

'Bringing Law to Young People'

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Vacation Scheme Workshop and Module Drop-in session - ( University of Nottingham)

The Vacation Scheme Workshop is an informal chance for those applying for summer placements to get some tips from those who have already been through the process. 

The module drop-in session is also an informal opportunity for law students to speak to their peers about their experiences in picking various modules and to advise them on their future module choices. 

 

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Volunteering Module - ( University of Wolverhampton)

All undergraduate students can chose the volunteering module. They will undertake a voluntary placement. Many students chose to voulnteer with the Citizens Advice Bureau.

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Welfare Benefits Advice and Representation - ( University of Westminster)

Students working voluntarily under the supervision of our in-house solicitors provide advice and representation on a full range of welfare benefits and appeals. We only see clients by appointment, usually following a referral.

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Wirral Outreach Legal Advice Centre - (The University of Law - Chester)

This opportunity takes our legal advice centre to three locations on the Wirral.

It works the same as our legal advice centre apart from the initial client interview takes place at an external centre.

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Witness Support - (The University of Law - Chester)

A placement with a local magistrates or crown court in their witness support department.

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WRU Free Legal Advice Scheme - ( Cardiff University)

Working in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, our students will provide a free legal advice service to Welsh rugby clubs. The Scheme will be supported and underwritten by the law firm Hugh James, and by Civitas barristers' chambers. Students will also work collaboratively to produce a legal newsletter for rugby clubs featuring legal issues and updates that may affect clubs.

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York Law School Clinic - ( University of York)

The Law School Clinic is a fully integrated part of the undergraduate and postgraduate Law programmes. It consists of a generic legal advice centre open to members of the public and has 5 additional specialisms: tribunal representation; small business support (with particular emphasis on social enterprises); placements (long-term commitment to working with not for profit groups); Streetlaw; and, a law reform advice and submission service. 

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Yorkshire Tribunal Advocacy Project - YTAP - (The University of Law - York)

Students are trained to assist appellants at the Social Security Appeals Tribunal in Leeds and Bradford.

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YOU*th Inspire - ( The University of Warwick)

“Ignite curiosity amongst young people to question the realities of human rights in the UK.”

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Your Day in Court - (The University of Law - Guildford)

Students prepare and present workshops on the justice system and then mentor school or college students in role played mock trials.

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Your Day In Court - (The University of Law, London - Moorgate)

Students project manage a mock trial working with young people.

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Youth Offending Team - ( University of Leeds)

Opportunity to work with the Leeds Youth Offending Team.

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