Pro bono opportunities for undergraduate students

Your pro bono experience can count towards your Law in Action module and UWE Bristol Futures Awards.

Mentoring

Mentoring A level students at our linked schools and colleges to give them the skills and confidence to study law at university. Plus, advise on career paths.

Street Law

Street Law involves working with local schools and the Red Cross to raise awareness about law and international humanitarian issues. This can be part of your Law in Action module in Final year.

Bristol Music Advice Service

Provide advice to aspiring local musicians and others in the entertainment and media world. This is part of our Media and Entertainment Law module.

Private client initiative

You will advise on wills and powers of attorney, working with local solicitors, particularly during Make a Will Week. Also, local elderly and disability related organisations.

Anti Death Penalty awareness

Awareness of jurisdictions around the world where the death penalty is yet to be abolished.

LIP Service

Educate court attendees on how to represent themselves, what to expect, and how best to present their case in court. We work closely with the Bristol Civil Justice Centre. This project has won a Bristol Law Society Award.

Welfare benefits

You will advise and represent welfare benefit claimants on their appeals, with our partners:

  • Avon and Bristol Law Centre
  • North Bristol Advice Centre
  • Talking Money.

This is to help people appealing against adverse PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) assessments. You may appear before the Appeal Tribunals.

Mediation

Mediation is widely used as an alternative to legal action. You can both study it as an option and take part in national and international competitions.

Client interviewing

We participate in the national client interviewing competition.

Team entrepreneurship

This involves acting as a legal advisor to a team setting up and operating a company. Ensuring they comply with statutory and regulatory conditions.

Business Advice Clinic

Our clinic operates in partnership with local solicitors to offer advice to start-up Bristol-based businesses. You can act for the businesses advising on company set-ups, intellectual property, contractual terms and conditions, data protection, employment and property matters.

Family Law Clinic

Offer advice and assistance to clients who require help relating to divorce and domestic violence.

Working with partners

As well as the many others noted above, we work with Bristol Refugee Rights and the Personal Support Unit.

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