City Law School and Liberty launch joint pro bono offering

The City Law School has increased its pro bono opportunities by teaming up with human rights organisation Liberty to launch a new clinic.

Aspiring lawyers on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will have the opportunity to use their skills on real life cases while learning key information regarding human rights law.

Elsewhere, students from the law school are also on course to launch a new volunteering project in conjunction with the Supreme Court, devised to encourage disadvantaged young Londoners to engage with the UK legal system.

‘Big Voice 2011’ will focus on issues of legal identity and access to justice through a series of interactive workshops and sessions to pupils from various schools in the capital.

The news arrives following the launch of an innovative pro bono advice module, which the law school added to its undergraduate law degree programme, hoped to commence in September 2011.

This optional programme is expected to last two years and students must commit 75 to 100 hours of training in their first year, which will be followed by a total of 20 days of advisory work at a local Citizen’s Advice Bureau in year two.