Law firm partnership pro bono opportunity
The LSBU Legal Advice Clinic currently work with legal partners, Philcox Gray & Co, Wainwright Cummins LLP and Anthony Gold Solicitors, both inside and outside of the clinic. The partners give specialist advice at the evening sessions and not only do they provide a valuable service to vulnerable members of the community who are not able to access advice elsewhere, but also give guidance and insight to the students at an crucial time in their legal career.
LSBU is looking for a new law firm partner to give specialist advice in employment law. The lawyers will be required to attend the evening advice sessions, deliver advice in employment law and support the students in drafting the attendance notes. The opportunity is particularly suitable for a law firm interested in promoting social mobility and professional development for students.
About London South Bank University
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university in Elephant and Castle, based in the London Borough of Southwark, close to the south bank of the Thames.
The university, formerly known as the “Borough Polytechnic Institute”, was founded in 1892 from charitable donations. The original aims were “the promotion of the industrial skills, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women”, and the remit was to educate the local community in a range of practical skills.
Today, LSBU is a modern university achieving university status in 1992. The university widens participation in higher education: of the students in the law school a quarter live locally; the majority are over 21; 70% come from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and a sizeable percentage care for at least one school-age child.
In the legal tables the law school has fared well with the Guardian rating LBSU joint 13th for law students.
There is high need for advice in the local vicinity. The London Borough of Southwark was ranked the 41th most deprived area out of 326 local authorities and districts in the indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010. Local advice agencies are inundated with clients. Southwark Legal Advice Network reports that there is a high level of need in all areas of social welfare law in Southwark.
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LSBU Legal Advice Clinic: Catherine Evans
Senior Law Lecturer & Director of LSBU Legal Advice Clinic
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