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Module insight: Justice and Practice – Community Legal Clinic

The Justice and Practice – Community Legal Clinic module gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the world of a legal practitioner by working in our pro bono legal clinic. This module begins with intensive workshops to build your skills and knowledge of relevant areas of the law. You’ll then apply these skills…

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Module insight: Human Rights and Business

Our Human Rights and Business module (LW516) provides learners with the opportunity to develop a socio-legal awareness of the human rights impact, violations and risks that arise from business conduct. It also develops an understanding of the way in which international human rights law, including the United Nations (UN) guiding principles on business and human…

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Student mooters with acting judge

Uni of Brighton and Uni of Sussex intervarsity mooting final

The intervarsity moot finale took place on Tuesday 7 March at the University of Brighton. Our mooting competition allows Brighton Law School students to compete against other law students in a mock trial, where two sides argue a point of law in front of an acting judge who decides which side wins. Our mock judge…

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Matt Parr congratulating the winners

Client interviewing competition final for our Brighton Law School students

Our law students have been busy with the client interviewing competition final taking place on Tuesday 7 February. We were joined by three judges for the competition from local solicitors firm, Mayo Wynne Baxter, Jasmin Brown (one of our LLB graduates), Matt Parr and Georgia Dellar. Gillian Keenan, one of our law lecturers who oversees…

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Come to an applicant event

Our applicant events are a great way to learn more about the course you’ve applied to, get to know us better and make sure we’re the right university for you. To book our online or on-campus applicant events you’ll need your University of Brighton student number, which you’ll find on any emails you’ve received from…

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Law students and lecturer Gillian Keenan

Congratulations to our winning law student negotiators

Our Brighton Law School students took part in the negotiations competition final on Tuesday 10 January. Four teams of law students competed against each other and our judges were solicitors Jay Barnett and Lydia Goodward from DMH Stallard. Congratulations to our winner – Tom McCanlis, and our runners up – Laura Verity and Irina Do…

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Fourth-year law student Sara

Fourth-year law student leads mindfulness session as part of wellbeing week

LLB Law student Sara recently finished an internship at London law firm – Universa Law, so understands all about having a busy schedule and needing to unwind. As part of wellbeing week, Sara led a mindfulness session for students and staff. The session started with breathing exercises and then moved on to colour therapy, both…

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Richard Ager, barrister and co-founder of University of Brighton Legal Clinic, with two law students

University of Brighton Legal Clinic welcome event for new students, supervising lawyers and academics

Earlier this month our University of Brighton Legal Clinic hosted their welcome drinks for a new cohort of student volunteers, and the team of lawyers and academics who will be supporting them. The pro bono legal clinic provides our community with free legal advice from our Brighton Law School students, who gain qualifying work experience…

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Andrew Stephens speaks to our students

Brighton barrister Andrew Stephens gives students insight into a career at the Criminal Bar

On 29 September Brighton Law School hosted their first annual law lecture, providing an opportunity for students to hear first-hand what life is like as a barrister. ‘Life in Law: The Current State of the Criminal Bar’ was led by guest speaker Andrew Stephens, Head of Crime at Brighton’s Westgate Chambers.  A number of legal professionals…

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LLB Law graduate Jasmin in her graduation robe

Law LLB graduate Jasmin on how she secured her legal career

Jasmin Brown graduated from our Law LLB(Hons) degree this summer and is now working as a paralegal in the Commercial/Corporate Department at Mayo Wynne Baxter, a Sussex-based law firm.  We caught up with her about what it was like on the course and how she kick-started her career in the legal profession.  “The degree itself…

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