The Student Law Office is a hugely successful clinical legal education scheme whereby law students participate in a legal advice and representation scheme on behalf of clients as part of their academic and professional development. The service is run as a full legal service just like any other firm of solicitors. Practising lawyers closely supervise the students' work and have overall responsibility for ensuring that clients receive a professional service.
Northumbria University received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is the highest form of national recognition for higher and further education open to a UK academic institution, and is given in recognition of work judged to be of outstanding excellence and with positive impact.
To view our Queen's Anniversary Prize video, please click here.
The excellent teaching environment in the Student Law Office has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy, with the Student Law Office winning a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) – a new award which celebrates collaborative work in teaching and learning and highlights innovative practice which supports student learning.
Our Student Law Office Annual Report provides a fantastic overview of our awards successes, student and staff achievements, distinguished visitors, innovative pro bono projects, and world-leading clinical research. Click here to see this year’s Annual Report.