Coventry Law Centre has worked closely with the University of Warwick School of Law and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice over many years. CLC offers the opportunity for students to volunteer within the Law Centre.
A number of students work with the immigration and asylum team. Their role is to work under the guidance of the advisers in the team to undertake work on cases and to see clients, This gives the student an excellent opportunity to develop their interviewing skills and to learn about immigration and asylum law in practice. Students would also be expected to help prepare for cases to go to Tribunal or court and carry out other tasks. Find out more.
There is also an opportunity to work on the Law Centre's RIPPLE project, which provides public legal education rooted in and informed
by casework practice. Find out more.
Lacuna is an online Magazine published by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice which challenges indifference to suffering and promotes human rights. Its aim is to fill the gap between the short-term immediacy of daily journalism and long-term academic analysis. There are regular opportunities for students to get involved with Lacuna Magazine. Find out more.
The Centre has been heasvily involved in work relating to austerity and human rights for a number of years, as catalogued in the 'Human Rights, Equality and Public Spending Cuts' section of the Centre's website. There are regular opportunities for students to become involved in this work. Find out more.
The Death Penalty Project consists of an Internship programme and a project to provide capital defense attornies based in the United States with remote assistance from Warwick Students. Please visit the Death Penalty Project site to find out more.
Human Rights in Practice is an undergraduate module offered by the Law School and is taught by both Andrew Williams and James Harrison. The module is unique in that it is directed towards understanding the legal framework of human rights in the UK and beyond of their relevance and practical implications for identified communities such as school children, asylum seekers, the elderly etc. An explicit objective of the module is to design and implement a practical project to promote awareness, understanding and or evaluation of specific rights in a community context. The module is not running in the 2015-2016 academic year, but will be running in future years Find out more
Students are engaged with various international mooting opportunities. For instance, in January 2011 a team of students look part in the KK Luthra International Mooting Competition and came third place.
Read an account of their experience to find out more.
Julia Kerr Prize
The Julia Kerr Prize was generously founded in memory of Julia Kerr, a Warwick Law School alumna, class of 1975.
The prize of £500 will be awarded to the student who has best demonstrated the use of skills and knowledge gained at Warwick Law School to make an important contribution to human rights in the community (locally, nationally and internationally) as a participant of activities arranged through Warwick University.
For more information about past editions read here. Calls for applications will be shared on the Centre news web pages.
For more information about this project or any of these activities please contact James Harrison: J dot Harrison dot 3 at warwick dot ac dot uk or Andrew Williams: A.T.Williams@warwick.ac.uk