Law clinic students using sound proof booths
Unique opportunities for you to provide legal advice and guidance to real people in the Plymouth community
Led by law students and closely supervised by experienced staff, the Law Clinic provides a hands-on experience. It serves as a valuable platform for you to put theory into practice, while providing a vital service and making a positive contribution to the local community.
You’ll work under the guidance of legal practitioners with real clients making a real difference in the community. You don’t need to take any time out of your studies, and you can gain credit towards your degree, or as a volunteer.

Our work shows that, as a student, you don’t have to go to a large city, you can have valuable and impactful opportunities here in Plymouth. The Law Clinic has an ethos that people are more important than profit and we all benefit from the work taking place.

Luke Fisher, Co-Director of the Law Clinic

Skills you’ll gain that employers are looking for


A professional space to develop your legal skills and work with clients 

The Law Clinic, situated on our main city centre campus, offers a welcoming and professional space for you to meet with clients. The clinical setting allows you to gain a deeper understanding of how laws function in practice, and apply legal concepts in real-life situations. 
You'll also find sound-proof booths available for clients to discuss their concerns with you in a confidential and safe environment, and a large modern space for teaching, community events and workshops.
Students use the sound-proof booths in the law clinic
Students pictured are attending a family law clinic
Students gather and talk in the law clinic

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Additional benefits

Interdisciplinary learning

The quality and reach of our work benefits from accessing a wide pool of skills and expertise. The local community contributes hugely to expanding that pool, but we also draw on the diversity of knowledge and perspectives across different departments within our university. 
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Community engagement

Education and community engagement is at the very heart of the Law Clinic. Across our clinics and projects, you will provide legal support in a variety of ways alongside other practitioners. 
Three key elements include:
  • Providing individual legal advice and information
  • Providing legal education to the public, in partnership with the local community
  • Collaborating with community partners to build a strong local network of support and advice
Our incredible community partners help make this work possible. Together, the impact of our work is able to reach far and wide within the multitude of communities in Plymouth.
Jasmine Galvin

The Law Clinic enabled me to find a practice area I was truly passionate about. I have always been incredibly grateful for the transferable skills I gained. I cannot recommend volunteering at the clinic highly enough. Not only did it open doors into my career, I also made friends and contacts who still offer support and encouragement.

Jasmine Galvin
LLB (Hons) Law  student

Law Clinic staff, Associate Lecturers and Visiting Specialists


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