Launched in 2019 our University of Brighton Legal Clinic sees students giving free advice to clients under the supervision of our Legal Clinical Director, other academics and local lawyers.
The clinic supports clients with legal issues such as: social welfare law, employment litigation, climate justice work (including pollution, planning and energy law), unlawful arrests at climate protests and gender discrimination cases.
Undergraduate students on the third-year ‘Justice and Practice’ module will work in the clinic and be allocated clients, who they will then interview – under supervision – and provide advice to. Postgraduate students are also able to work within the clinic.
For students who want to become solicitors, working in the University of Brighton Legal Clinic contributes to the required qualifying work experience needed to become a qualified solicitor through the new SQE route.
Students are also involved in every aspect of running the legal clinic, participating in management discussions and the marketing.