Newham College and London South Bank University (LSBU) have teamed up to launch a scheme helping sixth-formers understand their legal rights and responsibilities.
Street Law sees law students from LSBU explain everyday legal matters and the ramifications of law-breaking to sixth-form students at Newham by partaking in a mock trial.
LSBU’s law department and student law society are running the project jointly.
Principal lecturer Louise Andronicou said: “By taking law into the classroom, LSBU law students get the opportunity to engage school and college students with the law and how it affects them. LSBU students participating in the project also get this opportunity to give something back to their community, at the same time improving their legal skills and employability.”
Newham College is the first education partner to take part in the scheme, and is the source of the highest number of enrolments on LSBU’s law courses.
A-level student Karran Singh said: “The LSBU lecturers knew what they were doing and helped us apply the law to our everyday lives. I had an amazing time.”