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The law clinic

Final year Law students are able to select six optional modules from up to twenty specialist choices, and one of the most popular options amongst students is the Law Clinic Experience Module. Edge Hill’s Law Clinic has been designed for final year Law students to provide free of charge legal advice to all staff and students at the University, as well as members of the public.

Being involved with the Law Clinic allows you to build your experience of advising real clients with genuine legal issues, and you’ll be supervised by the Law Clinic Director and other active solicitors. Having the opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and advice to help clients, you’ll stand out to graduate employers with practical and in-depth experience and employability skills.

“Being involved in the Law Clinic has taught me the practicalities of how matters are dealt with in real life situations rather than just a scenario drafted for us. I felt trusted to conduct the interview, the research and the letter, with support from our supervising solicitors, and it really felt great to know that I was able to help someone with a problem. Working with my peers on Law Clinic matters allowed me to build on my listening and empathy skills, as our discussions involved hearing one another’s opinions and knowledge. It has also helped me to develop my confidence and independence, which is essential when working in the legal sector.”

Megan Bell, final year LLB (Hons) Law student
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An image of a panel taking place consisting of past law students from Edge Hill University.
An image of five past law students talking on a panel.

Did you know?

At Edge Hill, we have a Law Alumni Association consisting of over 400 Edge Hill law graduates, set up to support law students with work experience, networking, and mentoring opportunities. The Law Alumni association hosts an annual Question Time panel event, where current students hear from graduates about their career.

Previous panel members have included solicitors, solicitor advocates, barristers, lecturers, a CPS trainee, a company secretary, a football association Judicial panel member and a Super League Rugby referee.