Studying in London
The School of Law seeks to consolidate strong existing local partnerships while developing new relationships in untapped areas, developing outreach activities to further engage with King's home boroughs and restructuring and realigning existing learning and research activities across London.
Key London priorities for the faculty:
Current initiatives include:
King's Legal Clinic is a free to use advice-only legal service. Students, working under the supervision of a qualified lawyer, interview clients, analyse their problem, research the issues and send them a written letter of advice. Students are supervised throughout by a qualified lawyer ensuring that clients are assured that the advice they receive will be to the same standard as it would be if they had paid for that advice.
The Dickson Poon School of Law also offers free community mediation through the King’s Mediation Project; a collaboration between King's Legal Clinic and KCL Pro Bono Society.
The Dickson Poon School of Law continues to develop connections with the London-based legal practice industry by entering into educational partnerships, such as the Executive LLM programme for professionals, developed in partnership with the International Bar Association.
Faculty members are dedicated to engagement with London stakeholders outside of their academic work, including work with Parliamentary select committees (Professor Robert Blackburn QC); work with NGOs (Executive Dean Ben Bowling, Stopwatch; Dr Eva Pils, Lawyers Without Borders); and holding joint appointments in addition to their academic posts (Professor Alison Jones, solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Professor Aileen McColgan, barrister at Matrix Chambers).
The School is integrating the teaching of three core London themes: Living in London (2019/20) and previously Diversity in London (2017/18) and Business in London (2018/19). Each year, staff and students undertake projects as part of the theme and showcase related research, teaching, service and international activity.
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Maximising the potential of London's cultural ecology
Working to improve oral health across London and within our local communities
Connecting with London's business, finance and political communities
Maximising our connections with legal London and supporting local communities
Educating the capital's healthcare professionals with the tools to transform lives locally
Working to better understand the mental health needs of London and Londoners
Bringing world-leading healthcare innovations to patients across London
Working in partnership to deliver scientific and technological advances in London
Collaborating with London's political and economic communities to inspire social change
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