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Students will learn about the importance of public legal education in the context of access to justice, the rule of law and human rights. The module encourages students to question the value of laws if the communities they bind cannot actively engage in them. Street Law is essentially a teaching methodology which is interactive, participant-centered, and grounded in social justice. Recognised throughout the world, Street Law sees Law students facilitate interactive workshops with community groups like school students and prisoners to increase legal literacy and raise awareness of important social justice values. This module will train QMUL Law students in the theory and delivery of public legal education and Street Law, which will enable them to facilitate three public legal education and / Street Law projects to member of the community during the duration of the module. Additionally, students consider how legal design, professional legal ethics, and open access resources can all be used to support access to justice. This module is run by the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre. It will require students to be willing to undertake a criminal record check (DBS) and may count towards Qualifying Work Experience as part of the SQE (TBD).

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