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Legal Advice Clinic

Our Legal Advice Clinic where you can volunteer is part of the Southwark Legal Advice Network and is supported by local law firms.

Future lawyers project

Our Future Lawyers Project with the South London Law Society provides students with placements in local law firms in order to complete the Working in the Law module. You'll have the opportunity to shadow solicitors and where appropriate carry out tasks in placements with South London firms such as: Powell & Co, Anthony Gold Solicitors, Hanne & Co, Fisher Meredith and Deighton Pierce Glynn.

Lambeth County Court Helpdesk

You may also participate in our LSBU Help Desk at Lambeth County Court and not only help members of the public but also observe hearings with the Judges. Members of the public often need help in identifying the correct form for their court case, and our students are trained to assist them to do this and give information about the next step with the forms.

London Law Careers Fair

We are part of the London Law Careers Fair giving our students priority booking for the annual national law fair held at the Law Society. It is an opportunity to meet future employers and ask about training and employment opportunities. This is an important initiative in which students hear from top practitioners, including Judges, solicitors, barristers and legal executives in break-out sessions designed to address topics of current interest.

Employability sessions

Employability and careers sessions with barristers and solicitors from a great variety of careers, with a chance to talk informally with the practitioners. Our links with the professions come from our active participation in the Inns of Court and the national and local Law Societies. These sessions are very popular as the speakers come to the University to meet out students and to discuss with them options for their future careers.

Taught by qualified lawyers

Visiting Professors and Fellows are leading lawyers who support us by teaching on our courses and giving lectures to students and local practitioners. Examples include Imran Khan, Solicitor, Joel Bennathan QC and sir Geoffrey Bindman.