Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3167: Access to Justice Clinic

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
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 provides a pro bono public service to the community in the South West. It will provide you with first-hand experience in working with the public. After initial training, you will have the opportunity to provide basic legal information and advice to individuals, in areas such as criminal justice, housing, benefits, debt, and employment law. 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. Students must complete a screening process before being accepted for this module.

Module created

01/02/2017

Last revised

25/01/2021