Cardiff Law School Law Clinic - Law in the Real World
We are committed to extending extracurricular opportunities to our students, helping to enhance their CVs in a competitive graduate job market. We work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to give students the opportunity to practise and extend their skills.
Our two most established schemes are our Innocence Project and NHS Continuing Healthcare Scheme. Both of these have won prestigious national awards and help by assisting members of the community and vulnerable groups with matters for which there is in reality no legal aid.
Under our NHS Continuing Healthcare scheme, we address the issue of NHS Continuing Health Care (NHSCHC) funding, an increasing problem nationwide which affects a vulnerable section of the community.
|In association with Hugh James|
Through the Cardiff Law School Innocence Project, students work, under the supervision of practising solicitors and barristers, on cases of long-term prisoners maintaining their innocence of serious crimes.
Follow our six pro bono student cases as they progress through the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Working in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union, our students will provide a free legal advice service to Welsh rugby clubs. The Scheme will be supported and underwritten by the law firm Hugh James, and by Civitas barristers' chambers. Students will also work collaboratively to produce a legal newsletter for rugby clubs featuring legal issues and updates that may affect clubs
The Personal Support Unit, a national charity, trains students to assist litigants in person at the Civil Justice Centre in Cardiff. It provides free, confidential, independent, nonlegal support to clients, to help them through the court process.
Law in Children’s Rights – Cerebra Pro Bono Scheme
This scheme was launched in 2013 in conjunction with international children’s charity Cerebra. Assisted by practising solicitors, students learn about the law relating to disabled children and provide advice relating to disputes over educational and funding matters.
Law in Mental Health through our Hafal "Appropriate Adult" Scheme