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06 December 2017

Attorney General visits students at King's Legal Clinic

On Tuesday 7 November 2017, as part of National Pro Bono Week, King’s Legal Clinic received a visit from Attorney General Jeremy Wright MP.

Group image of Students
Group image of Students

The Attorney General met with a group of student volunteers from King’s Legal Clinic to discuss the nature of cases they had worked on as volunteers and their overall experience of volunteering for the clinic so far.

Executive Dean, Gillian Douglas and Director of Professional Legal Education, Chris Howard were also in attendance. Students were given the opportunity to ask the Attorney General questions about issues concerning access to justice in the wider context of the legal profession. The Attorney General also gave the students an insight into his role supporting pro bono work which includes raising awareness of the variety of available pro bono services among members of the public and practitioners.

The visit was a great success. The students thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the Attorney General in person and discuss pertinent issues affecting the legal profession such as the emergence of artificial intelligence as a method of delivering advice to clients. The Attorney General was very impressed with the work of the clinic and the student volunteers and looked forward to seeing the clinic develop further.