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Student volunteering opportunities at Coventry Law Centre advertised

The Centre for Human Rights in Practice has again arranged with Coventry Law Centre for a small number of Warwick law students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years to have the opportunity to volunteer in the asylum and immigration team. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical legal experience in one of the country's leading law centres. It is particularly valuable for those considering a career in refugee/asylum law or other areas of human rights-related practice. Volunteers will be selected through submission of CVs and interviews. For more details on the application process, the Law Centre and the role of student volunteers see info on the Centre's student activities page -

The final deadline for submission of CV and covering letter is Monday 8th October at 5.00pm. Please email applications to me at

There will be a presentation on Friday 5th October at 11am in OC0.01 by Robert Bircumshaw, head of the asylum and immigration team at Coventry Law Centre, explaining about their work and the nature of the volunteering opportunities. You will have an opportunity then to ask any questions you may have.

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 09:41 | Tags: Coventry Law Centre, andrew williams

Centre for Human Rights in Practice Student Activities 2016-2017

The Centre for Human Rights in Practice provides many opportunities for students to get involved in paid work with the Centre and volunteering placements with external organisations. We are currently advertising a number of opportunities, listed below. For further information about all of the opportunities listed below including deadlines, and application instructions, please visit the Student Activities section of our website.


Volunteer (unpaid) opportunities for which we are now recruiting are:

· Coventry Law Centre

CLC is a charity employing solicitors and advice workers providing free legal advice and representation to people whose rights have been breached in our area. Warwick students can get involved in:

    • Volunteering with the Asylum and Immigration Team
      • Volunteering with the Astraea and RIPPLE Projects (health and social care)


      · Death Penalty Project - Attorney Support Programme

      This project assists US attorneys and charities with their on-going work on capital cases in a number of different ways, from case summarisation, to research. The project is student run, and all the work is performed by our dedicated volunteers coordinated by group leaders.


      Paid opportunities for which we are now recruiting are:

      · Lacuna magazine

      Lacuna is an online magazine published by the Centre that challenges indifference to suffering and promotes human rights. We are currently recruiting for two student roles:

        • Social Media / Publicity assistant
          • Online Content Management assistant (with some work in Social Media/Publicity)


          · Equality, Human Rights and Public Spending Cuts Work

          The project is seeking a research assistant to research issues related to the public spending cuts, the extension and development of our electronic database, and communicating with civil society organisations and public authorities who we are working with.


          We look forward to hearing from you!

          LACUNA Magazine article featured by The New Statesman

          A feature on foodbanks written for LACUNA magazine Centre Co-Director James Harrison has been republished in The New Statesman. The article, which offers a critical appraisal of the expansion of foodbanks in the UK, was published to widespread acclaim and has attracted praise from journalists, commentators and writer of "The Thick of It" Armando Iannucci. Read the article here. For more exciting content from Lacuna Magazine subscribe to our mailing list.

          Mon 03 Nov 2014, 12:49 | Tags: Access to Justice, Coventry Law Centre, spending cuts

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