ARE YOU A STUDENT?

If you are studying at Westminster Law School and interested in a legal career you should be volunteering with us!

What to expect

We offer the chance to interview real clients and give legal advice in the areas of family, housing and employment law. We also run an immigration advice service where students get the chance to observe an immigration caseworker conduct interviews and give advice.

Our students volunteers run our reception desk, speak to clients and help book appointments, observe interviews, conduct interviews, research the law and write legal advice letters to our clients under supervision.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

We recruit for volunteers for our clinic sessions at the start of each academic year and we welcome applications from students on all law courses. The deadline for applications in 2019/20 has now passed. However we may run another recruitment round in the spring. All students recruited will attend a short interview and should attend compulsory training before they begin to volunteer with us.

BENEFITS TO YOU

Volunteering with us enables you to gain real legal experience both by giving legal advice for a real client and working in a professional legal environment. Unlike some other work experience placements, volunteering at the Clinic ensures a carefully supervised volunteering experience where you can learn from mistakes in a supportive environment.

A key part of your volunteering experience will be working closely with our supervisors, all of whom are qualified and practising lawyers. Not only will volunteering ensure you gain real legal experience, you will also get the chance to make contacts in the legal sector.

All our volunteers must attend training before they can start work in the Clinic.

ABOUT TO GRADUATE? STAY INVOLVED!

Become a friend of the Legal Advice Clinic and receive our newsletters, take part in our events and fundraising activities.

BECOME A FRIEND

VOLUNTEERING AT THE CLINIC SESSIONS NOT FOR YOU?

We offer a number of other projects/volunteering opportunities for University of Westminster students, for which we recruit at different times. These include:

Working on our Legal Advice Clinic Student Board, which helps make strategic decisions, promotes our services to the student body and organises fundraising and other events.

Our form filling project in partnership with Z2K – students volunteer at the charity Z2K and assist members of the public with their disabled benefits applications. www.Z2K.org

A forthcoming project with the Centre for Women’s Justice www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk (details available later in the term).