Plymouth Law Clinic

The Plymouth University Law Clinic is coordinated by students and supervised by staff and practitioners. The clinic runs a range of pro bono projects and offers real advice and representation to clients, making a genuine difference to people’s lives. At the same time the clinic provides students with valuable skills, knowledge and experience of the law in practice.

Student experience

The Law Clinic is a key part of the Law School and can be an invaluable part of a student’s experience whilst studying at Plymouth. Students gain an insight into law in practice and a chance to see how the law works in genuine settings by managing real cases. This gives students greater responsibility and the confidence to manage their own projects, while developing skills that are highly sought after by employers. The ranges of skills developed include teamwork and leadership, file management and drafting, communication and advocacy.

Unusually for a Law School Clinic (subject to individual applications), the pro bono work we undertake is available to all students on qualifying law degree courses at Plymouth University. To get involved in the Clinic you can either volunteer or undertake project work as part of an assessed module.

Please download the current Law Clinic handbook.


Awards and nominations

The Plymouth University Law Clinic was nominated for the LawWorks & Attorney General Pro Bono Student Award, in the category of 'Best Contribution by a Law School' 2017.

Community Engagement

The Law Clinic in collaboration with Plymouth City Council

The Plymouth University Family Law Clinic works with the Plymouth City Council to deliver drop in sessions every Wednesday afternoons between 2–5pm at the Plymouth City Council 1st stop shop.

Address: 1st Stop Shop, 71 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RJ

Visit the Plymouth City council website