Sunderland Student Law Clinic
A 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.
Telephone: +44 (0)191 515 2550