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Pro Bono Schemes

Newcastle Law School students can apply to 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

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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. (This is currrently on hold for academic year 23/24)


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.


Other Schemes

Volunteering with Newcastle CAB

A number of our students volunteer with the Newcastle CAB, either as Advisors or working on their campaings/social action project work. 

See below Daisy's reflection on her voluntereing experience at Newcastle CAB. 

Put your skills into practice

Our pro bono opportunities are open to all students within the School to apply.  They allow you to develop knowledge and skills in a real world environment which will enhance your learning. We are extremely grateful to the many organisations and partners who continue to support and work with the various schemes and our students. 

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