How students benefit

The Law Clinic is an invaluable opportunity for our law students to work on real-life cases, under the supervision of qualified lawyers.

Whilst working with the Law Clinic, students will:

  • Work with experienced lawyers to give advice and provide assistance and support during the client interview process
  • Build on their strengths and confidence within the legal profession
  • Develop a range of transferable professional skills and enhance their employability prospects
  • Strengthen their network of contacts and develop strong relationships with the local legal professionals and advice agencies
  • Gain useful insight into the successes and challenges of working in a legal practice
  • Help make a difference in people’s lives by offering them vital access to legal advice

Students receive full induction and on-the-job training at the Law Clinic, specifically in matters of client care and confidentiality, to ensure we deliver an excellent standard of service and professionalism to users of the clinic.

But don't just take our word for it, read what our students say about volunteering in the Law Clinic:

Working with clients and alongside solicitors/barristers has enabled me to become more confident. It has provided me with an opportunity to network with firms in Cambridge and Peterborough as well as understand more about the court system
Jessica
LLB (Hons) Law
Volunteering for the law clinic has been the highlight of my time at university. It helps with studies, it fits into the timetable well, and it gives students a chance to help the community
Laura
LLB (Hons) Law
Issues in family law can be very isolating and it's very important to be able to reassure clients that help is available. I have achieved new key skills such as talking to the clients in a caring but professional way, by watching and listening to the solicitors and barristers that we have worked with
Zoe
LLB (Hons) Law
The law clinic has enhanced my skills highly and has helped me to succeed in my academic studies
Selver
LLB (Hons) Law
The Law Clinic provides an opportunity to shadow experienced practitioners and interview real clients in a professional, working environment. It enhances your career prospects and employability skills as you can add it in your CV and reflect upon your experiences in an interview
Jordan
LLB (Hons) Law