UCL Pro Bono – encouraging law students to put their knowledge and skills to practical use in the community, learning how to use the law as an effective instrument for social change.
This blog provides an online space for students to engage with each other and the public on issues relevant to their pro bono and clinical work in the community.
April 8, 2014
For Undergraduate law students:
We are now recruiting students for the summer sessions of the Freelaw Shadowing Scheme. This is an opportunity to observe and potentially assist Solicitors working Pro Bono at free legal advice centres around London. Law Centres provide an invaluable service to individuals who face legal problems but may not be able to afford legal advice or representation. You will gain a better understanding of the problems facing vulnerable individuals who are trying to access the justice system, and it is a fantastic opportunity to observe lawyers in practice.
Volunteers will attend weekly sessions for a consecutive four-week period and there will be multiple blocks of sessions throughout the summer (May-September) that students will be able to attend.
January 23, 2014
FROM BIG VOICE LONDON
Big Voice are a youth engagement project that works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help them feel like they have a say in our legal system. The project is supported by, but independent of, the UK Supreme Court. The Court’s administration has provided support to our project from its inception, though we are an entirely separate organisation and the Court is in no way responsible for any of our activities. We also do work with the Law Commission, Judicial College and many others. Our last session of work culminated in an event in Parliament, where we presented ideas for legal reform at an event hosted by the Shadow-AG.
January 20, 2014
There are still some places available on the FRU training days but if you would like to attend the winter session then you need to be quick. The training dates are:
Employment –Saturday 25th January
Social Security – Saturday 1st February
To book your place and to check your eligibility, please visit www.thefru.org.uk/volunteers/attending-the-training-days.