SOAS students are to work at Camden Community Law Centre (CCLC) voluntarily.
The centre caters for the most vulnerable people in Camden and students at SOAS’s School of Law will be required to commit to working there for at least a six-month period. They will work within the debt, employment, housing, immigration and welfare rights department.
During work experience, the students will be required to research and prepare cases and correspondence and will help to manage cases as well as shadowing CCLC advocates in court and potentially gaining advocacy experience by supporting clients at UK Border Agency interviews.
CCLC trustee Manuela Grayson said: ”We often have queues of vulnerable people outside the CCLC office hoping to access our free legal services. This new partnership with SOAS will enable students to make a valuable and much needed contribution to helping us help more of them.”
Head of school of law Paul Kohler added: “This is an excellent opportunity for SOAS law students to put theory into practice at a great organisation. Gaining first-hand insight on some really tough issues will be invaluable in shaping their outlook and ultimately, developing their careers.”