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SIEP 2019 – Clinical Education at Maastricht University

Through King’s College London’s Staff International Exchange Programme (SIEP), I recently spent a few days visiting the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University to learn more about their approach to clinical legal education.

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R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 452

Image credits to Porapak Apichodilok sourced from Pexel

It has been seven years since Theresa May stated in a Telegraph interview her intentions create a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. However on 1 March 2019 we saw a drawback in her plans, as one of her initial measures, the ‘Right to Rent’ scheme, was deemed to be discriminatory on the basis of nationality and ethnicity. In R(JCWI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 452, the High Court declared such legislation was incompatible under section 4 HRA.

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My Experience at Legal Advice Centre (University House)

3 November 2017 | King’s Legal Clinic

I am Ana, a first year Ancient History student at King’s College London. Before starting university this year I decided to spend a week at the Legal Advice Centre (University House) in Bethnal Green, East London. Gaining an insight into the work of the centre was an invaluable experience because of the cases I got to work on and my interactions with clients.

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International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) Conference 2017: Reflection Part 2

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As a King’s Undergraduate Research Fellow focusing on the development of legal clinics in the United Kingdom, I was invited by my supervisor, Mr Steve Levett, to attend the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference at the University of Northumbria. During the three-day event, I attended various seminars focusing on the different forms of legal clinics that have developed in law schools around the world, and learned of the research that has come from this work. From this, I have taken three main conclusions from my time at the IJCLE Conference, on the form of legal clinics, their impact on students, and the many challenges clinicians face.

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International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) Conference 2017: Reflection Part 1

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2 August 2017 | King’s Legal Clinic

The International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) Conference 2017 took place in Newcastle, Monday 3 July to Wednesday 5 July. The conference was a chance for clinicians, from the UK and overseas, to come together and explore the multifaceted role clinicians undertake and how they overcome competing priorities. Much like the role of a clinician, the conference allowed discussion to take place in many forms; from presentations of soon-to-be-published papers to sessions with more interactive elements.

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