Opportunities for students

Volunteering opportunities for students

We offer a whole range of opportunities to work pro bono, so everyone who’d like to get involved can do so at some point during their studies. As well as adding to your CV and improving your job prospects, it also counts towards your Go Herts Award.

Find out more about what you'll gain from volunteering.

Clinics

Law students will work under the supervision of qualified lawyers and provide advice on:

  • Family law - advice on issues such as divorce, disputes between parents regarding their children and the rights of unmarried cohabiting couples
  • Employment law - we can advise on areas such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and bullying
  • Intellectual property and commercial law - students will advise start-up businesses and help people in the creative industries protect their intellectual property
  • Powers of attorney - students will draft powers of attorney for people who would otherwise struggle to pay for a lawyer.

Hertfordshire Law Clinic also offers a wide range of pro bono activities so all Law School students can get involved at some point in their studies.

Law students can also train as advisors with the local Citizens Advice Bureau, helping local people resolve all kinds of legal problems.

Streetlaw

Students can volunteer for Streetlaw, a legal education project aimed at improving access to justice by demystifying areas of law that affect the wider community.

Working as a team, students prepare and deliver interactive presentations to school children and community groups in Hertfordshire.

Projects