Centre for Access to Justice


Freedom Law Clinic: Criminal Appeals Project

Applications are now closed.

About the project

The Freedom Law Clinic runs a unique programme which harnesses the power of students to provide vital resource for those who are not able to afford representation and might otherwise be denied access to justice. 

About the Role:

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work on criminal appeal cases under the guidance of expert lawyers and receive first-hand access to complex criminal appeal cases involving serious offences. Volunteers will make a direct contribution to client casework, undertake valuable legal research, and pursue lines of enquiry, working under expert supervision from experienced criminal law solicitors to identify and prepare fresh grounds of appeal.  

Volunteers will also receive access to a comprehensive set of online lectures that explain key legal concepts before undertaking specific tasks to move the client’s case forward as a small group.  

Time Commitment

This is a flexible 8-12 week programme consisting of:

1 x Zoom meeting per week for guidance and supervision 

1 x extra group supervision session per fortnight 

Students are expected to commit 3-5 hours a week for the duration of the programme.  

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Please note this is a remote opportunity.