Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3167: Access to Justice Clinic
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Mrs Tia Matt (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
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 will provide a pro bono public service to the community by holding fortnightly drop-in clinics for members of the public in the Devon area. It will provide you with first-hand experience in working with the public. After initial training and observing, you will have the opportunity to provide basic legal information, not advice, in the areas of criminal justice, housing, benefits and employment law to those individuals that attend the drop-in clinics. 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.