The Freedom Law Clinic
Cuts to legal aid have made it a lot harder for those defendants convicted of the most serious criminal offences to successfully challenge the decision if they believe an injustice has occurred.
The Freedom Law Clinic offers training to law students on the criminal appeals system with a view to them assisting solicitors and barristers, working on a pro bono basis, in assessing cases for referral to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
King's Legal Clinic will be working in partnership with The Freedom Law Clinic offering King's law students the chance to gain exposure and a greater understanding of violations of due process and miscarriges of criminal justice.
What is expected of students when getting involved with The Freedom Law Clinic?
Can I continue volunteering once I finish the training programme?
Students who volunteer with the clinic have to commit to a six week online/face to face programme of training which involves self-study.
How can I apply?
If students complete the programme, they will then have to apply to be a caseworker where they will work on a voluntary basis for the clinic over the next 12 months. As caseworkers students get the opportunity to work alongside practicing lawyers, visit prisons and meet clients.
The deadline for this volunteering opportunity has now passed.
We will be in touch with applicants by Friday 15 June 2018 to inform them if their application has been successful or not.