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What is it?

The Streetlaw Programme has been successfully established in the School of Law for six years as part of the Pro Bono initiatives and offers students an excellent opportunity to develop key transferable skills including team work, research, communication, negotiation as well as presentation skills.

What does it involve?

Students deliver an interactive presentation in small teams to educate a group of students at local schools or colleges about their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to a particular issue or area of law. These presentations can also be delivered on visit days and to Pathways to Law students.

Each team has a tutor and meets for one hour a week for 4 weeks and the presentation takes place in the fifth week.

Why do it?

Law students can use their time and expertise to benefit the local community without having to give specific legal advice. The audience gains a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities in relation to the issue and are less likely to develop legal problems and know when to seek help.

It also provides students with an opportunity to understand more about a particular area of law as well as promoting the development of key transferable skills - great for CVs and applications.

What the schools and colleges think about Streetlaw

Thank you so much for the Streetlaw visit on Tuesday, it was brilliant. Our students really enjoyed it (and I think yours did too) and we all learnt a lot about murder! (Crestwood College)

I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for arranging the Streetlaw presentations today. My students really enjoyed them and were fully engaged throughout, particularly with the problem questions which made them think about the application of law. The hand out will also provide an excellent revision sheet! Not many of our students have the opportunity to talk to under-graduate students about studying law and so this was a great experience for them, but also your students were brilliant at answering general questions about university life, accommodation and the differences between A levels and degrees. I hope it will inspire them to ensure that they achieve the grades they need to get to the University and courses of their choice. (Richard Taunton Sixth Form College)

I am thinking about doing Law and the talk they did was very constructive and helpful to me. (Crestwood College)

Very good, really enjoyed it, learnt a lot and I think they should come back. (Crestwood College)

Further information and contact details

Students interested in taking part in the Streetlaw programme should look out for an email which will be sent at the beginning of the academic year inviting application.

The Streetlaw programme is organised by Jan Steele, Careers and Employability Co-ordinator in the School of Law

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