Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2104C: Access to Justice 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Kate Holtaway (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

With the decrease in Legal Aid, we have seen an increase in Litigants in Person and vulnerable people without any legal representation.  In addition, Cornwall has been identified as a ‘Legal Advice Desert’. The Law School is working closely with the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth and the Legal Advice Centre in London to develop real opportunities for members of the public to access support and expert legal advice in the County.  Many individuals faced with navigating the legal system alone feel intimidated and confused, and often give up, thus losing their opportunity to access justice. This module is delivered in conjunction with the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth who provide a pro bono public service to the community. This innovative project matches expert advice from practicising lawyers in London with the client’s needs. Advice is then provided via skype. You will work with solicitors from the Legal Advice Centre, in London and a network of lawyers from across Cornwall. You will be part of meetings between practicing lawyers and your client. You will also help to run a weekly legal help desk at Truro Combined Court. 

This module does not require any prior legal knowledge and is suitable for students from any discipline. You may, however, be subject to a selection process for this module to determine where your skills may be the most helpful.

You will be required to adhere to Exeter Law School’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Please note: 

This module syllabus (Access to Justice 1 LAW2104C) is exclusively available to students on the Cornwall Campuses and differs materially from the Access to Justice syllabus of the Streatham Campus (LAW3167).

Module created

01/11/2018

Last revised

06/01/2020