new legal advice clinic run by law students at the University of
Wolverhampton has opened its doors.
Law students provide free advice on a range of subjects at the
Centre under the supervision of academics.
The new University of Wolverhampton Law Centre is based in a
shop unit in the Mander Shopping Centre, in Wolverhampton city
The Law Centre was launched at an official opening attended by
Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer, as well as staff, governors,
students and representatives of Black Country law firms.
The Mander Centre has kindly allowed the University the use of a
Mumtaz J Hussain, Director of Postgraduate and Part-time
Education at the School of Law, Social
Sciences and Communications, said: “The University has a strong
focus on providing our students with the skills needed for the
world of work. The new Law Centre has been established to provide
real experience of offering legal advice, which will further
enhance the employability of our graduates.
“The University would also like to give something back to the
City of Wolverhampton. I am sure this will be a very useful service
to members of the local community, as well as providing students
with a practical insight into the law and its application.”
The students offering advice in the free legal clinics will be
LLB (Hons) undergraduates in the their second and third years of
their courses, as well as Legal Practice Course (LPC) and
postgraduate law students, and will be fully supervised by law
In addition, the Centre has received the backing of Black
Country law firms, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP and Talbots, who will
provide guidance to the students in relation to their practical
legal research, legal analysis and advice work.
The Law Centre free legal advice clinic was the brainchild of
Associate Dean, Lynn Leighton-Johnstone, with the support of the
Dean of School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications,
Professor Judith Burnett.
The Law Centre, which was officially launched today (Wednesday,
23 November 2011), will be open from Monday to Friday, from 10am to
4pm. Clients are seen via appointments, which can be made by
emailing email@example.com or calling 01902 322484.
For more information, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/lssc
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