Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

How students benefit

ARU's Law Clinics give our law degree students an invaluable opportunity to work on real-life cases, under the supervision of qualified lawyers.

While working with the Law Clinic, students will:

  • work with experienced lawyers to give advice and provide assistance and support during the client interview process
  • build on their strengths and confidence within the legal profession
  • develop a range of transferable professional skills and enhance their employability prospects
  • strengthen their network of contacts and develop strong relationships with the local legal professionals and advice agencies
  • gain useful insight into the successes and challenges of working in a legal practice
  • help make a difference in people’s lives by offering them vital access to legal advice.

Students receive full induction and on-the-job training at the Law Clinics, specifically in matters of client care and confidentiality, to ensure we deliver an excellent standard of service and professionalism.

But don't just take our word for it, read what our students say about volunteering in the Law Clinic:

"Volunteering for the law clinic has been the highlight of my time at university. It helps with studies, it fits into the timetable well, and it gives students a chance to help the community."


LLB (Hons) Law

"Working with clients, alongside solicitors and barristers has enabled me to become more confident. It has provided me with an opportunity to network with firms in Cambridge and Peterborough."


LLB (Hons) Law

"Family law can be very isolating and it's very important to be able to reassure clients that help is available. I have achieved new key skills such as talking to the clients in a caring but professional way."


LLB (Hons) Law

"The Law Clinic provides an opportunity to shadow experienced practitioners and interview real clients. It enhances your employability skills, you can add it in your CV and reflect upon experiences in an interview."


LLB (Hons) Law