Links with industry
It's no longer enough to learn the theory. To get ahead you need to learn the trade too.
The School of Law has longstanding links with industry in many of our subject areas:
We have longstanding links with the local profession:
- Our Legal Advice Centre is supported by local law practices and provides free legal advice for the local community. Especially for those unable to obtain legal assistance through other charitable organisations e.g. the Citizens Advice Bureau. Free legal advice is provided by the University’s law students, supervised by their lecturers or practising lawyers from local law firms.
- Law Student Representation Project – opportunity for students to volunteer as representatives (advocates) at the Benefit Appeals Tribunal Project with the Wolverhampton City Council Welfare Rights Services
- Wolverhampton Legal Companions – a Legal Companion scheme where students receive training in providing assistance to members of the public regarding court application forms and accompanying them in formal proceedings at the local court, or in signposting them towards Legal Aid funding or charitable organisations where appropriate.
- Mentoring Scheme – students with little or no experience of legal practice are assigned to local solicitors who give the students a feel of what practice is all about. For the last three years we have been running a mentoring scheme with international law firm DWF LLP.
- Citizens Advice Bureau – opportunities for students to train as volunteer CAB advisors.
The International Academy assists organisations by offering services such as courses in language teaching, provides bespoke courses in language and culture with particular relevance for business communication and development.
The Language Network for Excellence (LNfE) provides language solutions for teachers, schools, local authorities and other educational professionals on a national and international basis.