Placement - Law courses
Placements and volunteering lie at the heart of our teaching and employability strategies. Results and qualifications are important but they are often not enough. Employers are looking for candidates who can already show that they have the skills, knowledge, motivation and experience to do the job. But placements and volunteering don't just add value to your CV, they make you a better student too – challenging you and showing the way
Our students have enjoyed successful placements within a varied range of organisations including:
London South Bank University Legal Advice Clinic
An innovative and exciting opportunity for our students to volunteer at the Legal Advice Clinic offering advice and assistance to members of the public on a drop in basis. Students receive specialist training, supervised sessions in undertaking research and give legal advice on live issues such as social welfare law as well as Employment Law.
Lambeth County Court
We are the first law department to work alongside the Lambeth County Court Services in providing a duty scheme with students offering guidance and assistance to members of the public who cannot get assistance from the Court Services directly due to the numerous budget cuts . Offering a valuable opportunity to gain training on forms and proceedings as well as public relations within Civil proceedings.
The London Borough of Southwark
Our Law department has set up a placement programme in conjunction with Southwark Council which has proved to be a huge success. Students who complete a placement during the course of the academic year enter a competition at the end of the year for a full two week placement during the summer holidays, student feedback has been positive with many communicating their interest in the public sector having completed their work placement.
South London Law Centres
Southwark Law Centre, Blackfriars, Cambridge House and the Afro Asian Advisory Service are working together to provide work placements for our students to gain an insight into the workings of a law centre and the public advice sector. Students gain an insight into areas such as Employment Law, Housing law and Immigration law.
Anthony Gold Solicitors, and Fisher Meredith, Wainwright Cummins are a few of the law firms that are offering work placements to our students, providing valuable exposure to aspects of Civil Law. At present we arrange placements spanning over a 6 week period, with students spending one working day at the law firm.
Tuckers Solicitors is UK's leading criminal law firm with offices nationwide, we have a number of placement opportunities for students who have an interest in Criminal law, Civil Liberties and Regulatory proceedings.