How do our students contribute
From September 2020, every LJMU LLB Law student can work in the LAC through every stage of their degree if they choose our innovative undergraduate modules. This experience allows students to develop their skills in interviewing, researching, drafting, writing and oral presentation, as well as other transferable employability skills like teamworking, commercial awareness, project management and self-efficacy - not to mention confidence!
The rules about qualifying as a solicitor are changing: anyone starting their law studies after 2021 will need to not only pass the two Solicitors Qualifying Exams but also have two years of Qualifying Work Experience. The time students spend in our clinics may be counted as part of this two years by future employers potentially leading to a swifter route for qualification.
Our participation in national and international clinics examining alleged miscarriages of justice and civil liberties with the Freedom Law Clinic gives students the chance to further develop their analysis and writing skills as well as their digital working abilities.
We are also constantly developing new projects – this year we are introducing a Coding Clinic to skill up our students for the legal technology of the future, a Language Bank so our multilingual students can support clients for whom English is not their first language, and a Commercial Clinic to help local businesses and organisations and support socio-economic wellbeing in our city during this challenging time.