Promoting social justice in the community with the ultimate pro bono student experience
Please note that the Essex Law Clinic will be closed from 1 July - 31 August 2023. If you are seeking legal help during this time, information on other available services that can provide support to you during our closure can be found in the Essex Law Clinic closure article.
Legal advice is often needed by the many, but only accessible to the few. The Essex Law Clinic's purpose is to deliver justice to the local community by giving law students a unique opportunity to provide free professional, valuable, support to those who need it most. The outcome? Free advice is available to the public, and our students receive the ultimate real-life legal experience that will set them up to be at the forefront of a new generation of lawyers.
Whilst the core purpose of the Clinic is to provide free legal advice, we also partner with local organisations to deliver outreach projects in the community and provide education about the law. Our goal is to help people learn how they can avoid problems arising in the first place, or have the knowledge to take action and resolve any issues they experience themselves or are confronted with. We hope that this will give people the confidence to advocate for justice, lead campaigns to change the law, and investigate any miscarriages of justice.
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