Law Clinic Open for Business
The Department of Law and Criminology pro bono Law Clinic was successfully launched in October 2014 and is now receiving a steady flow of enquiries from potential clients. The Student Advisors, who are final year undergraduate law students, are now beginning to work on legal problems for real clients, under the supervision of Law Clinic Director and Solicitor, Robert Collinson. Early feedback indicates that they are finding the experience highly valuable in enabling them to apply their legal knowledge to real life situations and issues.
“Specialist Family Law Clinic now available on a monthly basis”.
About the Law Clinic
The Law Clinic is a new initiative established to provide free of charge legal advice to all staff, students at the University and members of the public during term time. Advice is provided by the University’s undergraduate third year law students under the supervision of experienced legal practitioners who are members of the Law Teaching Team, as well as legal practitioners working for a range of legal practices based in the local area.
The key aims of the initiative are to enable students to gain practical experience of what it is like to work in legal practice, thereby enhancing their employability skills, and also to provide a no-cost advisory legal service to the student community.
Director of the Law Clinic and Solicitor Robert Collinson said: “All law employers these days expect students at the very least to have undertaken work experience if they wish to work in legal practice. Law Students who have the opportunity to take the significant further steps of interviewing and advising a real client, will have a substantial advantage in terms of convincing employers that they have the commitment and skills needed in the modern world of legal practice.”
If you are an Edge Hill University student or staff member and you need advice on a legal matter, please complete the online submission form.