The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic recently celebrated its 15th year anniversary with an event on 15 November 2018.
From left to right: Student Director of the Law Clinic, Kirstie Webb; President of the Law Society of Scotland, Alison Atack; Student Director of the Law Clinic, James Anderson.
The event featured a variety of speakers, including:
- Law Clinic Director Kate Laverty;
- President of the Employment Tribunal (Scotland), Shona Simon;
- President of the Law Society of Scotland, Alison Atack;
- Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Strathclyde University, Professor Douglas Brodie; and
- Trainee Solicitor and Law Clinic Alumni, Andrew Burns.
Speeches were followed by a brief opportunity for questions, before a drinks reception. During the reception interactive stalls displaying the work carried out by the Clinic were available.
These stalls were operated by student volunteers involved within various Law Clinic collaborations and projects, including the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC); The Immigration Unit; Online Advice Project; Initial Advice Centre; Public Legal Education Projects etc. More information regarding each of these projects can be found on the Law Clinic website.
Student Advisors from the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic.
Student Director of the Strathclyde Law Clinic, James Anderson, reflected on the evening saying:
“The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic strives to increase access to justice in Scotland by providing pro bono legal services to those who are unable to access legal advice elsewhere. We are delighted to celebrate a successful 15 years of helping to meet these unmet legal needs, and we look forward with enthusiasm, to the next 15 years.”
Director of the Strathclyde Law Clinic, Kate Laverty, stated:
“We were delighted to be celebrating 15 years of the Law Clinic during which time we have helped almost 4,000 people. Our volunteer law students, past and present, should be proud of what they have achieved in that time. Their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm is inspiring. We hope to continue trying to improve access to justice in our Glasgow community and beyond for the foreseeable future.”
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