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Law Clinic and Street Leeds
Our law clinic and Street Leeds are just two of the extracurricular schemes we run out of the law school. This opens up the opportunity for real, hands on experience of legal practise to our students, as well as a chance to give something back to the local communities by providing free, impartial legal guidance.
Our Law Clinic offers an umbrella of opportunities for both students and the various law firms we work with. Above all, this is a chance for members of the local community to benefit from free legal advice that is given during these clinic sessions. Closely monitored by a practising law professional, students are assigned an active case to work on and given a taste for real life legal work. At the end of each case, students will put together an official letter of legal advice under the supervision of their mentor, which is then sent to each client. Our clinic brings local law firms closer to our student community and the work that we do and crucially empowers our students with invaluable first-hand experience.
Street Leeds is a non-profit organisation comprised of the top three law schools in Leeds, ourselves included, creating classroom and community programmes to teach the local community about law, democracy and human rights worldwide. The project promotes understanding about legal rights and responsibilities to individuals who would not otherwise have access to legal knowledge or education. Crucially, it also gives students the chance to inform the local community on various legal matters and is fantastic experience to add to your CV.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 113 812 3113. Lines are open Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 (UK time).
Law Firms and Organisations
For enquiries from firms and organisations about how you can work with us and our students please email email@example.com and mark the subject of your email as ‘Leeds Law School’. Alternatively you can call us on (+44) 113 8123190.
For further enquiries about the research we carry out at Leeds Law School or to find out how you can contribute and get involved, please contact Professor Simon Gardiner by emailing S.Gardiner@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.