The Law in the Community Module at Northumbria University - Working in Partnership with Citizens Advice as an Effective Teaching Tool

Bengtsson, Lyndsey, Thomson, Callum and A'Court, Bethany (2021) The Law in the Community Module at Northumbria University - Working in Partnership with Citizens Advice as an Effective Teaching Tool. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 28 (1). pp. 111-148. ISSN 1467-1069

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.19164/ijcle.v28i1.1129

Abstract

This article discusses the Law in the Community module, which has recently been introduced into the curriculum at Northumbria University. In this module, the students attend fortnightly workshops with their university tutor and volunteer each week at their local Citizens Advice. The aims of the module are to develop the students’ knowledge and professional skills and appreciation of access to justice challenges, whilst simultaneously advising members of the community through their volunteer work at the Citizens Advice. The purpose of this paper is twofold: firstly, to present and discuss data from a semi-structured interview with the academic responsible for the design and delivery of the module during the first year of its inception. Secondly, to evaluate the pedagogical benefits and the benefits to the wider community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical legal education, law in the community, legal education, citizens advice, access to justice
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 10:29
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45425

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