A local MP has praised the work of a pro-bono law clinic helping to reunite families affected by the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, visited the University of Plymouth Law Clinic to meet the team and find out more about the work taking place across the city.
Students detailed their work on the Family Reunion Project as part of the initiative’s Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic, including their partnership work with the British Red Cross, and how individual cases have impacted them, such as helping three unaccompanied children out of Afghanistan.
The Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic is one of several run by the University’s Law Clinic, where students deliver supervised pro-bono legal guidance as part of their undergraduate studies. Other projects include the Family Law Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Tenancy Advice Clinic and Business Law Clinic.
The Law Clinic has won numerous national awards for both its positive student learning experience and civic impact.