Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3167: Access to Justice Clinic

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Tia Matt (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

With the decrease in Legal Aid, we have seen an increase in LIPs and vulnerable persons. Manoeuvring the legal system is daunting, even with a lawyer. Many individuals now faced with going it alone find themselves lost and confused and often give up, thus losing their opportunity to access justice. This module will provide a pro bono public service to the community by holding fortnightly drop-in clinics for members of the public in the Exeter area. It will provide you with first-hand experience in working with the public. After initial training and observing, you will have the opportunity to provide basic legal information, not advice, in the areas of criminal justice, housing, disability and employment law to those individuals that attend the drop-in clinics. As lawyers, we have a responsibility to those that need the legal system. This is an opportunity for you, as a future lawyer, to be a part of the solution. 

Module created

01/02/2017

Last revised