Student

Volunteering

Pro bono

School of Law volunteering opportunities

Our volunteer students receive thorough training. Working in our clinics gives them the opportunity to help provide free advice to the local community whilst at the same time enhancing their employability, and developing valuable legal skills:

  • Interviewing
  • Drafting
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Client care and professional ethics

A limited number of student placements are available for Level 6 students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice or Level 5 Employability students on the LLB in Law. Students can spend several weeks or months helping administer the clinic, developing new projects and having a say in how the clinic develops in the future.

Our solicitor volunteers

We are delighted to have volunteers working with our students from:

Solicitors volunteering with us enjoy mentoring our students and helping us to provide advice to the local community. Several of our solicitor volunteers are LJMU graduates.

The LAC’s combination of legal theory and legal practice democratises and enriches the education of law students by allowing them to conduct interviews themselves and partake in a supervised discussion… Many clients express their gratitude for the advice they receive and often display a sense of relief and reassurance that they have finally had the law translated for them into basic English.

Work with us

Are you a solicitor interested in doing pro bono work? Are you a third sector agency, noticing a gap in legal advice available for the people you work with? Do you have an idea for using Artificial Intelligence in the provision of legal advice? We would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact the LAC Coordinator:

Rachel Stalker 

Email: r.stalker@ljmu.ac.uk

Privacy

We treat any information you give to us about a legal problem you want to get advice about in the strictest confidence. All our volunteers receive special training on confidentiality and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016/679 (GDPR). Please read our privacy notice to find out more about what information we ask for from us, how we use it, and what we use it for.

Got a question?

Get in touch with the Legal Advice Centre

To find out more information about the services we offer and about volunteering opportunities, please get in touch with us by email. If you would prefer to contact us by phone, you can call us and leave a voicemail on 07968 422 574 - please note, we cannot offer legal advice over the telephone.