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What our students say

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice convenes multiple projects which allow our students to develop their legal skills while at the same time giving back to the community.

You can find out more about how students have got involved with previous CAJ projects by reading the student testimonials below. At CAJ we're dedicated to ensuring our students are able to volunteer on projects where they're able to use their developing legal skills to help the community, and particularly individuals and marginalised groups who find it difficult to access legal advice and representation.

LLM Student Testimonials

Niki
"CAJ was definitely a reason for applying at UCL, and indeed I was amazed by how many new pro bono opportunities were introduced this year. It definitely lived up to expectations!"

I chose to undertake a pro-bono project as part of my studies, because giving back to the community is something I have always been interested in and i believe to be very important. What I enjoyed the most about my internship at Migrants Organise was getting to meet all these amazing clients and working to make their daily lives just a bit happier and safer. The advice I would give to a prospective student thinking of getting involved with this project, is to be open minded, and willing to learn. CAJ was definitely a reason for applying at UCL, and indeed I was amazed by how many new pro bono opportunities were introduced this year. It definitely lived up to expectations! 

Niki Hadjivasiliou, LLM Student, 2018/2019

Omar
"I wanted to get involved with pro bono projects because I felt that their motivating aim was to help people (especially vulnerable people), which is why I decided to pursue a legal career in the first place..."

I wanted to get involved with pro bono projects because I felt that their motivating aim was to help people (especially vulnerable people), which is why I decided to pursue a legal career in the first place. I have been volunteering with a Citizens Advice Bureau, which gives people free advice on and helps them tackle their legal problems, and with the charity Z2K, which provides free legal representation to those who cannot afford it. These roles are incredibly rewarding, and have also given me a useful opportunity to practise case preparation, advocacy and interview skills.

Omar Sabbagh, LLM Student, 2018/2019