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.

City and Islington College Law Support Group Mentor

September 28, 2015

Attn 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Years:

The Faculty is looking for a student volunteer to liaise with City and Islington College, in a mentoring capacity.

The time commitment: The student will need to be available on 13 October 2015 from 3:30-4:30 and then each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 from 19 January 2016 to the end of term.

For the past seven years one of our undergraduates has been making weekly visits to the college, and giving brief talks on a different area of law. Previous mentor’s have concentrated on interesting topics/cases that were not too technical (CIC does not offer Law as a subject, and the students have little/no legal knowledge), which had an ethical issue involved. Previously, handouts were also given to assist with explanation and understanding. Such presentations could then be opened up into a seminar-style discussion, which the mentor would facilitate. Mentors have also held mini-debates and led group discussions on legally related issues in the news. The scheme allows for flexibility in the content presented and the mentor very much has the opportunity to bring in topics they themselves find interesting.


Trainee Advisor Role with Community Links

August 26, 2015

Community Links

Client Interviewing & Advising Project

Trainee Advisor & Advocate


Community Links charity operates a busy advice service supporting over 9,000 people every year, all of our advice meets the Community Legal Service’s Specialist Quality Mark and is governed by the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.

 Community Links is an innovative east London anti-poverty charity, running a wide range of community projects. We are based in Newham, east London, and have over 30 years of experience working with local people to support children, young people, adults and families.

In return for taking part in our Client Interviewing & Form Filling Service, we can provide you with training and experience of working in a friendly, legal environment.

 Students who obtain experience are far more likely to enter into one of the professions, so this may be the first non-academic step of your career.


UCLU Rights and Advice Immigration Advice Assistant

June 11, 2015


An opportunity has arisen through the UCL Centre for Access to Justice to undertake paid work with the UCLU Rights and Advice Centre as Immigration Advice Assistants.  

The role:

  • Students will be trained specifically in Tier 4 immigration rules to conduct one-to-one meetings with international students to check their Tier 4 Applications. Students will also provide administrative support to the Advice & Welfare staff team. 

Time Commitment:

  • Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per week. Shifts are 4.5 hours each and run either from 9:30am-1pm or 2pm-5:30pm. Students may be able to sign up for more shifts should they wish. 
  • The role runs roughly from 11th September to the 16th of October with a two week training period taking place on an ad hoc basis over 2 weeks prior from the 1st September- 10th September. The training period will consist of roughly 3 shifts with some individual session training. Students will receive remuneration while being trained. 


  • £9.48 per hour