Legal Advice Centre

The Legal Advice Centre Optional Undergraduate Modules

The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment

This module is a 30 credit optional undergraduate module open to all second or third year law students.  This module trains students to be Legal Advice Centre Student Advisers who complete 5 client cases during the course of the academic year.  Concurrently students attend classes which are designed to develop a better understanding of the practice and theories of clinical legal education, a deeper understanding of legal professional ethics, knowledge of costs and funding a case, and how to have good case strategy. In addition students undertake problem based learning on their clinical cases to teach them how to approach any legal problem or situation.

This module is assessed in five ways; 2 x 1500 word essays (one in each reading week), a simulated client interview during the second semester, case file preparation throughout the year, and a mini group viva during the examination period.  These assessments are spread throughout the year to ensure that each is a learning experience in and of itself.

Building on existing links and networks, fostered through the CCLS alumni and friends of the LLM in Paris programme, we are proud to see the CCLS community in Paris flourish, and our collaborative opportunities grow and develop.
Stephen Karori – The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment Module Student 2018-2019.

Street Law

Street Law is a type of Clinical Legal Education which is about educating the public on legal rights and / or responsibilities in their own community setting.  It is a form of public legal education rather than specifically advising clients on a 1-2-1 basis.   The Legal Advice Centre offers a 15 credit undergraduate module to law students who will learn the theories and practice behind this interesting topic.  During the module students will undertake three Street Law activities in groups. 

This module is assessed in two ways.  There is a 2500 word reflective essay where students reflect on their first two Street Law activities.  There is also a presentation where students design and present a new Street Law activity.”