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£25,000 grant for Start-Ed Clinic

The student law clinic created by Professor David Collins and Dr Eric Klotz in The City Law School, has been awarded a grant by the Legal Education Foundation to extend its innovative legal education model to universities outside of London.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

The City Law School’s student law clinic, Start-Ed, has been awarded £25,000 by the Legal Education Foundation to extend its innovative legal education model to other universities outside of London, following its very successful recent project with Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Start EdStart-Ed, created by Professor of International Economic Law, Dr David Collins and Dr Eric Klotz, is a forum in which local students, start-ups and/or small businesses and professional advisers, can come together for mutual benefit. Start-ups can receive free one-to-one advice from leading professional advisers and experienced entrepreneurs. Start-Ed also operates the Start-Ed Accelerator Programme, backed by the UK Intellectual Property Office, which provides paid internships to law students to work with start-up clients. Dr Klotz said: “I am very pleased that the Legal Education Foundation has provided Start-Ed with this grant. It will enable us to expand and share our learnings in universities across the UK to enhance our impact and optimize outcomes. It also demonstrates City’s profile and thought leadership in this space as we continue to pioneer this new approach to legal education and optimize student employment options for law graduates”.

Dean of The City Law School, Professor Carl Stychin, said:

“This most recent accomplishment once again underscores the sector-leading work performed by Start-Ed. I am delighted with this significant development for one of City’s flagship pro-bono programmes”.

Pro bono

Pro bono publico (for the public good; shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase to describe professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service. It refers to a service that uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.

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