Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3105C: Access to Justice 2

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

Module Aims

This module will provide you with first-hand experience working with the public. After initial training and observing, you will have the opportunity to provide support to individuals that attend the drop-in clinics or help-desk.  You will also facilitate the provision of expert legal advice where required.  You will develop important transferable skills in interviewing technique and developing rapport with clients, whilst also shadowing any one of a network of lawyers who offer their time free of charge to support members of the public gain access to justice.  

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. identify relevant legal problems from a client’s account and to signpost a client to next stages of the process, with guidance
2. communicate legal information effectively to clients orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the setting and to the particular client
3. demonstrate basic legal practice skills in a clinical or academic setting
Discipline-Specific Skills4. keep detailed and up to date client records as directed
5. apply legal knowledge to a real case and to suggest legal reform supported by relevant arguments
Personal and Key Skills6. interact effectively, professionally and ethically within a professional environment.
7. plan and undertake tasks, with guidance from legal professionals, to reflect critically on the learning process and make use of feedback