2 October 2013
SOAS School of Law has partnered with Camden Community Law Centre (CCLC) to offer Law students voluntary work experience placements.
CCLC consists of specialist units which advise in areas of law crucial to the most vulnerable people of Camden. These include housing, immigration, employment, welfare rights and debt.
The agreement with SOAS requires a six-month minimum commitment from volunteers. As a result, SOAS students will benefit from direct training and experience.
Tasks will include researching and preparing cases, correspondence, case management and experience of civil litigation. There will be scope for shadowing CCLC advocates at court, and potential advocacy for volunteers to provide support for clients at UKBA interviews.
Trustee of the CCLC Manuela Grayson said: "We often have queues of vulnerable people outside the CCLC office hoping to access our free legal services. We are delighted to be embarking on this new partnership with SOAS which will enable students to make a valuable and much needed contribution to helping us help more of them."
Head of School of Law Paul Kohler said: “This is an excellent opportunity for SOAS Law students to put theory into practice at a great organisation. Gaining first-hand insight on some really tough issues will be invaluable in shaping their outlook and ultimately, developing their careers.”