What Our Students Say
Here are examples of our students thoughts and experiences of being involved in the Law Clinic and Miscarriages of Justice Clinic:
"The Law Clinic is an important opportunity for all those who wish to become aspiring solicitors and barristers in the future. From briefly seeing the client's file to meeting the client in person, the Law Clinic allows you to develop your client-care and communication skills, both of which I have found to be important in ensuring accurate fact-finding to support the letter of advice. The legal research and the drafting of a letter of advice alongside your colleague builds upon teamworking skills and taught me how the law taught in lectures is communicated and applied in practice. The meetings with my supervisor also helped to develop my critical analysis by teaching me that cases may not always be what they initially seem, driving me to apply my own sense of judgment through strong legal research."
- Sunjay Issur, LLB Hons Law Graduate, 2017
Miscarriages of Justice Clinic
"When I first found out about Lancaster University's Miscarriages of Justice Clinic, before even beginning university, I knew I wanted to join. It has been every bit as rewarding an experience as I had hoped. Not only does it allow students to learn valuable clinical skills, you genuinely feel that you are making a difference to your clients' lives. You are given a great amount of responsibility and freedom to handle matters independently, and are a lifeline to your client. It is a steep learning curve, but so worthwhile, and you have a lot of fun with a lively, like-minded team along the way. A wonderful project for anyone wanting to add depth and colour to their university experience"
- Lucy Pozman, 3rd year LLB Hons Law student.
"The Miscarriages of Justice Clinic provides students with a great opportunity to develop skills and gain experiences that are invaluable for pursuing a career in law. It also serves as a brilliant opportunity for students to mix with and meet new people."
- Llew Charles, 2nd year LLB Hons Law student.
“I think Lancaster University's Miscarriage of Justice Clinic is a fantastic project that I'm proud to be part of. We are the last resort for people who could genuinely be innocent. Having read about past miscarriages of justice, these serve as fuel to dig deep for every client that reaches out to us.”
- James Hudson, 2nd year LLB Hons Law student.
"The Miscarriage of Justice Clinic provides a unique and invaluable experience. It creates a fantastic opportunity to see firsthand how our legal system works as an undergraduate, applying knowledge to real life cases. It allows for students to work alongside likeminded individuals, using and developing critical analysis, case management, teamwork and presentation skills. All are vital for legal practice and other professions more widely. The most rewarding part of our work however is striving to help better the lives of those who have found themselves victim of the failures of our justice system.”
- Sarah Quinby, 3rd year LLB Hons Law student.