About the Student Group
Our student volunteer group hopes to raise awareness and money for the Kent Law Campaign.
It is a group of passionate, friendly and dedicated individuals who are all devoted to raising money for this campaign by holding amazing and unforgettable events at Kent to make your study of law at Kent more enjoyable and better!
In conjunction with the Young Alumni Fundraising Group (University of Kent alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years), our committee has agreed a joint fundraising target of £25,000 for the Kent Law Campaign. In honour of our fundraising efforts, a room will be named after the joint committee once the building is constructed.
The Kent Law Campaign
The Kent Law Campaign is a £5million fundraising project to build a new home for the Kent Law Clinic and the University’s Mooting Programme. The University has agreed to match each donation we receive pound for pound.
The importance of the Kent Law Clinic and Mooting Chamber
There may be many reasons why students choose to study Law at the University of Kent, but one thing that makes Kent Law School so unique for many is the award-winning Kent Law Clinic.
The Law Clinic is a partnership between students, academics, solicitors and barristers who practise locally.
The Law Clinic has two key objectives:
- to provide a public service for local people who need legal advice and representation but cannot afford to pay for it; and
- to enhance the education of students in the Kent Law School through direct experience of legal practice.
Students are able to become involved in many different areas of law and gain an understanding of how law works in the real world, helping clients in need along the way.
Students can help out in many ways, be that taking part in a reception hour, helping to advise clients Monday evenings, discussing current Clinic cases during Tuesday lunchtime meetings, or by undertaking the Law School’s Clinical option module.
The Mooting Programme gives law students the opportunity to practice advocacy and experience life at the Bar, presenting legal argument to a panel of judges (typically made up of academics, local judges and/or practising lawyers). Internal moots are typically held twice weekly, with further opportunities to compete externally against other universities at national – and sometime even international – level.
Mooting helps students develop the all-important skills of argument and public speaking needed for a career as a barrister, solicitor, and, indeed almost anything else!
The Kent Law Clinic and Law School’s Mooting Programme present a great opportunity for law students at the University of Kent to enhance their legal education, helping them to prepare for careers in law and helping out the local community along the way.
The Kent Law Campaign seeks to improve these fabulous opportunities at the University of Kent by creating a new, bigger and better building to accommodate more students; and they’ll need help from us, the students, to achieve that.
So, get involved with the Kent Law Campaign!
Visit the Kent Law Campaign website: here
Sign up for free at Kent Union: here
Follow us on Twitter: @KentLawCampaign