Applications for 2021-22 Law Clinic membership are now open!

The Essex Law Clinic is now open for applications for membership for the new academic year. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic we have moved a lot of our activities online. We are therefore able to welcome new members whether they intend to study on campus or study from home. We are looking to expand numbers, while … Continue reading Applications for 2021-22 Law Clinic membership are now open!

Essex Law Clinic: Free Legal Answers referral agency

Post by Lee Hansen, Deputy Clinic Director and Fanny Joly, Clinic Administrator. The Essex Law Clinic is becoming a referral agency for Free Legal Answers a service provided by LawWorks. It’s a website for individuals, who cannot afford to pay for legal advice, to request initial and one-off advice about a specific civil legal issue. … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic: Free Legal Answers referral agency

Essex Law Clinic: Alumni Profile – Flavia-Maria Manda

I graduated from Essex in July 2020, having obtained the prize for the best overall performance by a law student for two consecutive years. Like many students, although I had performed well academically, I felt that I needed to get more practical experience before becoming sufficiently confident to apply for positions in the legal field. … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic: Alumni Profile – Flavia-Maria Manda

Student Director Sam Howlett talks about representing Essex Law Clinic on BBC Essex Radio

By Sam Howlett, Essex Law Clinic Student Director A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking on BBC Essex Radio, alongside two of my fellow students Haley Mason and Megan Green, and our supervisor, Liz Fisher Frank. It was a fantastic opportunity to speak about the work the Clinic does, and to … Continue reading Student Director Sam Howlett talks about representing Essex Law Clinic on BBC Essex Radio

Essex Law Clinic: LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards

Essex Law Clinic gold member Annabel Pike has been recognised for her work providing advice and support in the local community, which includes leading on a pioneering LGBTQ+ rights project as well as for her important work within the Human Rights Centre Clinic. On Wednesday 12 May, Annabel Pike was announced as the Runner-Up in … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic: LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards

Essex Law Clinic: Alumni Profile – Manul Ranasingha

I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Law last year. Once I received the grades last summer I was faced with the daunting questions of ‘where next’? Prior to my admission into University, I had the aspiration of going into corporate law where my skills in commercial awareness could be fine-tuned and applied on a … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic: Alumni Profile – Manul Ranasingha

Essex Law Clinic Update: A view from the housing frontline

Guest Post by Lucy Davies, Essex Law Clinic Supervisor and Legal Aid Housing Advisor at Suffolk Law Centre. The amount of new housing legislation over the last 12 months in response to the Covid-19 emergency has been overwhelming. This has added to the complex mish-mash of overlapping housing statutes to create a large amount of … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Update: A view from the housing frontline

Essex Law Clinic Update: The Family Handbook Project – Public Legal Education

Guest post by Liz Fisher Frank, Law Clinic Supervisor On 4 March 2021, the Family Law Handbook student team stepped away from the almost finished Handbook to instead provide a virtual public legal education session to year 11 and 12 pupils at a school in Essex.The group decided they would have all appreciated more information … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Update: The Family Handbook Project – Public Legal Education