We have an award-winning legal pro bono service. Here are details of some of the programmes we have run in Birmingham.
Working with international law firm Eversheds Sutherland LLP, the Streetlaw programme raises legal awareness in communities and is designed with GDL and LLB students in mind.
You could get involved by doing a talk to help people who need to understand how the law affects them such as people in schools, women’s shelters, prisons or a group of asylum seekers.
Legal Advice Clinic (LAC)
The LAC specialises in a wide range of non-urgent legal issues, from general contract, civil and consumer to housing problems, matrimonial rights and neighbour disputes.
This casework programme gives you valuable first-hand experience of managing client relationships, legal research and drafting documents - skills which are particularly useful for LPC students.
Birmingham Employment Rights Advice Line (BERAL)
BERAL is a telephone advice service for employees with employment problems, based at the University. You’ll gain experience in interviewing clients and have the opportunity to shadow specialist employment lawyers.
The experience of working with real clients through volunteering opportunities is invaluable.
We have opportunities for LPC, BPC, LLB and GDL students as well as external opportunities in a variety of organisations such as the Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic (BLAC) and the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV).