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Law Lives is our extra curricular scheme that combines our pro bono programme with other professional skills development and networking events.

Under the umbrella of Law Lives, you'll build, develop and strengthen transferable skills and experiences through a range of different activities and programmes such as our Pro Bono Clinic, volunteering, and much more.

Brunel's Pro Bono Legal Advice Centre is part of Law Lives and provides practical legal education for students of Brunel Law School through the below activities:

Client Interview Shadowings

As part of our pro bono programme, you'll have the opportunity to interview real clients within the Brunel Legal Advice Centre. You'll address real legal issues and provide much-needed advice that they cannot normally afford, thereby improving their access to justice.

IP Pro Bono

We're delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to work within the Intellectual Property field, advising start-ups and small to medium organisations on their intellectual property rights.


You'll prepare live workshops and presentations to a client group such as a school or community group. This will help develop your research, teamwork and oral communication skills in the process.


Law students have the opportunity to help clients with housing issues such as housing benefit overpayments, generic tenancy deposit schemes and initial disrepair issues. We cannot represent but can provide initial advice as long as the issue is not in or going to Court.

Domestic Abuse Clinic

 A group of Family Law students will be trained on how to deal with domestic abuse clients and the interview process. The students will then interview the client and carry out a legal aid assessment before the client receives an advice letter.  

Personal Injury Clinic

Students will help to provide a telephone advice service to clients with a personal injury issue.

Outreach at Hillingdon's Women Centre

Our trained family law students have the opportunity to get involved in our outreach service with the Hillingdon’s Women Centre, where they will see domestic abuse clients on Monday mornings.

Other Law Lives activities include the:

  • SPA Mock trial, this is where prosecutors from Service Prosecuting Authoriy (SPA) work with us to create a mock trial for students to participate in
  • David Rosen's workshops: practical legal skills and advocacy is another way of learning the practical application of law 
  • PwC and Blake Morgan Collaborative Competition which involves creating a team presentation based on your research skills and then pitching to both PwC and Blake Morgan.

These workshops will help to transform you into a successful employable graduate. By taking part in them, you'll demonstrate a commitment to your legal career, and be able to build on your skill set, as well as begining to explore different legal opportunities.  

As a Brunel Law student, you'll be able to book onto any extra curricular activities, including law and pro bono workshops through the Professional Life Student Booking Portal.  You can also use the portal to download a certificate of participation.

Explore your opportunities through the Brunel Law School

"I must say after this experience I have become confident in dealing with clients, legal research and drafting legal letters."
Hafsa Arif