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Pro Bono Schemes

Pro Bono Schemes

Newcastle Law School students can get involved in several pro bono schemes.

Street Law

Our Street Law Ambassadors work with local community groups, youth groups, and schools. They deliver sessions on legal issues such as:

  • police powers
  • access to legal advice
  • rights at school
  • street drinking
  • transitions into adulthood

Street Law is an award-winning pro bono scheme. It won 'Pro-bono/Community Initiative of the Year’ at the 2018 Northern Law Awards. It was also awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Community Pride of Newcastle University Award 2017. 

This has been one of my favourite times at university and I will always remember this!

Divyanshi Gupta, 2020 Law graduate

Working in teams with different people on projects was so great as not only did that help me develop the skill of working with new people but also was just a fabulous way to meet people from law!

Charlotte Haigh, 2020 Law graduate

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Become an National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) caseworker. You'll gain valuable experience of taking witness statements over the phone and preparing the statement for the client to use at court.

LegaCare

This scheme provides students with the opportunity to work alongside lawyers at LegaCare. It's a local social enterprise project and registered charity.

It provides legal advice and help to people with terminal illness who cannot afford it.

Freedom Law Clinic

Other schemes

Support Through Court

Support Through Court work with clients who cannot afford legal representation and may not qualify for legal aid. They provide them with emotional and/or practical support for the court process.

They provide trained volunteers who give free, independent help to people facing proceedings. These people are without legal representation in civil and family courts and tribunals.

Support Through Court recruit a few of our Stage 3 students as volunteers.

Put your skills into practice

Our pro bono opportunities are open to all students within the School. They allow you to put into practice knowledge and skills you’ve developed in your studies.

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