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©2019 by The University of Leicester Pro Bono Society.

STREET LAW

'Working together to bridge the gap between the law and the community.'

 

From cybercrime to women’s rights and discrimination, here at Leicester University our team of legal students work hard to make the law accessible to the community through the Pro Bono Street Law project.

Here, at the Street Law project, our committed volunteers use their legal knowledge and experience to work with each other to coordinate engaging, informative and understandable legal presentations. These presentations can be tailored for a large demographic of groups within the community that wish to expand their knowledge of legal topics or discuss current discrepancies in the law.   

Our presentations range from Goldilocks and the three bears mock trials with the girl guides to discussing maternity pay with the Soroptimist International women’s group in Leicester.

Street Law is an excellent opportunity for students to develop public speaking skills, Legal research skills, analysis, planning and coordination skills which are the very foundation for embarking on a career within the legal profession.

If you have any further questions about this project please email probono@le.ac.uk

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Street Law's Radio Show

Every Wednesday from 4-5pm, the Street Law Project goes on Galaxy Media to discuss a range of legal topics from housing to consent to careers.

Click here to listen!

What's on?

What have we been up to?

Eava FM: George Merchant’s ‘All in Good Faith’ show

 

One of our team leaders, Fazila Bhana, was a guest guest speaker on Eava FM with George Merchant's show on 'all in good faith'.

Legal Education Through Play

 

Gabrielle Porter and Fazila Bhana were invited by Dawn Watkins at the University of Leicester to the conference on Legal Education through Play.

Drop-In Voting Clinic

 

We had a drop-in voting clinic on Wednesday, the 20th of November, where we helped people register for the 2019 UK elections.

Pro Bono Quiz


On Monday, the 4th November, Street Law hosted a quiz night. We had a terrific turnout with all the other project teams.

Help the Homeless

 

Every Wednesday, we go down to the city centre (together with Help the Homeless Leicester) to advocate and provide accurate signposting to relevant services and support available to the homeless.

Galaxy Radio: Street Law Sessions

 

Every Wednesday from 4-5PM, we discuss a range of legal topics such as housing, consent, careers, etc on Galaxy Radio and on our Instagram live.

Women’s Institute Leicester

 

We gave a presentation on youth homelessness, drug abuse and prostitution. Gabrielle also shortly talked about her personal experiences around this topic. Attached is a feedback form from the Women’s Institute.