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Applications are now closed.

About the project

Sequentus works with students, universities and corporate partners to inspire ‘future lawyers’ not only to participate in our programmes and assist clients, but to join in creating and sharing even more pro bono and learning experiences as an integral part of their own journey. Working alongside the clinic team, as well as junior and senior practitioners our goal is to help students carve out their own unique pathway into the law, based on merit and demonstrating a positive and lasting contribution to pro bono and access to justice.

About the Role:

Over the course of 12 weeks, you will be reviewing a criminal appeals case where our client believes that they have been wrongfully convicted. You will be given a complete case file and asked to collaborate with your peers and the clinic team to identify potential grounds of appeal and help the client progress their case. Whether it is evaluating the impact of fresh evidence or researching and drafting new legal arguments, you are expected to take responsibility for your own work and ensuring that we meet each client’s needs.

You will meet with the clinic team remotely each week to discuss progress, exchange ideas and allow for any necessary supervision. We use a secure messaging platform so that everyone in the team can discuss the case between meetings.

The programme includes comprehensive learning materials dealing with the relevant aspects of criminal appeals as well as an introduction to criminal litigation and topics that you can expect to encounter on the LPC, SQE or bar training course. We also offer free mental health drop-in sessions and legal research workshops.

Subject to meeting our rigorous criteria, hours worked on the 12-week programme are eligible for sign-off as QWE for the SQE.

Benefits

  • Make a difference!
  • Gain firsthand experience of working on criminal appeal cases
  • Demonstrate your commitment to pro bono
  • Increase your employability
  • Develop discussion points for pupillage, training contracts or scholarship interviews
  • Work in a challenging but collaborative and supportive environment
  • Interact with clients, expert witnesses and other legal professionals
  • Make the leap from academic learning to applying it in practise
  • Work on topical developments in criminal law
  • Access BTC / LPC / SQE content
  • Participate from anywhere in the world

Time Commitment

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.