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Pro Bono

Coronavirus update

We have made the decision to suspend the running of our advice clinics due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus.

We are currently working with our existing partners to see if we may be able to offer advice appointments over the telephone or via video conferencing in certain circumstances. We will of course update these pages once a decision has been made.

In the meantime if you have a problem and need urgent legal advice to resolve it the following may assist:

Pro bono opportunities

Pro bono means "for the public good" and is a fantastic opportunity for you to participate in real, supervised case work and legal clinical education. We encourage our students to get real-life legal practice alongside their studies as we believe Pro bono helps you to develop a range of transferable skills whilst helping the community.

You will have the chance to volunteer to work with a variety of organisations and advice clinics through our Pro bono Unit and the Careers, Student Development & Outreach, which will enhance your CV and career prospects. We provide opportunities to participate in Pro bono for all of our students from undergraduate (LLB) to postgraduate (GE LLB, GDL, LPC, BVS and LLM).

The ability to do a variety of activities at differing levels of commitment is unique to the law school - you can contribute varying amounts of your time depending on how much you wish to commit yourself to the wide range of projects on offer.

We undertake numerous traditional activities like advice clinics as well as more innovative initiatives such as those available to our employment law students.We also offer Pro bono as an integral part of the assessment process on our BVS thorough three of our options (Free Representation Unit, Social Security and Domestic Violence (NCDV)). We are even able to offer international internships (in South Africa) and have also entered into strong partnerships with legal NGO's such as the Free Representation Unit, Kensington and Chelsea Law Centre, Mary Ward Legal Centre, etc.

We have no doubt that by being able to undertake serious clinical legal education through the pro bono unit you will enhance your professional skills.

We offer a whole range of Pro bono opportunities, including:

If you are currently studying at The City Law School, please contact Director of Pro bono Services Sarwan Singh, to find out how you can apply to one of the above opportunities: s.singh@city.ac.uk.

We have a dedicated pro bono room where students have access to personal computers, photocopying and printing facilities and telephones.