‌Sunderland Student Law Clinic

Sunderland Student Law Clinic LogoA professionally supervised service, offering free legal advice and assistance from Sunderland Law School at the University of Sunderland.

‌The Clinic offers a free and professional service focusing on areas where people may find it difficult to find or afford other legal services. At the same time, the Clinic provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable real-life experience and put theory into practice. Everything that the Clinic does is overseen by an experienced solicitor, ensuring a consistently high-standard of legal advice throughout.

Students: What the Law Clinic can offer you

Work as part of a Student Law Firm
Improve your Client Interviewing Skills
Gain experience of writing professional legal advice
Enhance your graduate prospects with real-life practical experience
Receive training and support from experienced staff and learn the rules and procedures of working in a Law Clinic

Law at Sunderland: Top in the North East for Satisfaction with Feedback from Lecturers

Guardian University Guide 2015

Law at Sunderland: Best in the North East for Satisfaction with Teaching

Guardian University Guide 2014

How the Clinic works

Pre-Interview If staff decide that a case can be undertaken, the client will be invited to come to the University for an initial interview. The case will be assigned to a student law firm under the supervision of Clinic staff.
Interview Student law firm will conduct an interview with the client to find out essential information about the case. The students will then consult with Clinic staff to decide whether the case can be taken on.
Advice Research will be undertaken into the client’s legal issues surrounding the case. The student law firm will then create a letter of advice which will be sent to the client instructing on a suitable course of action.

How to make an Enquiry

To send us an enquiry please simply click on this link and complete the short online form. We will aim to respond within 2 working days.


Enquiry Form


Email: law-clinic@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 515 2550
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