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LawWorks Student Pro Bono Conference - Manchester

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176 Oxford Rd

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LawWorks, supported by Manchester Law School, is hosting a Student Pro Bono conference on 11th November – a must attend event for law students interested in pro bono. Full details below.

If you are a law student, faculty member or involved with a law school clinic, this conference will be a great opportunity to learn more about pro bono in all its forms. Details below.

The conference is free to attend for law students and faculty staff.

Our keynote speaker is Edgar Cahn, a pioneer in the clinical legal education movement and distinguished civil rights lawyer from the US. Edgar has five decades of achievements in supporting access to justice and is the inventor of Timebanks.

There will also be panel discussions on pro bono initiatives in Manchester and developments in clinical legal education, followed by workshops in the afternoon. Delegates will also have the chance to meet, debate and network - with other law students and law schools, and pro bono charities and organisations.

Joe Egan, President of the Law Society, will close the Conference.

Programme: (timings may vary):

10.00 - Registration opens, plus morning refreshments

10.30 - Welcome from University of Manchester School of Law, and welcome from LawWorks

10.45 - Plenary Panel 1. Pro Bono initiatives and projects in Manchester

Chair: Dinah Crystal OBE

Sam Karim QC, Director, Manchester Public Law Pro Bono Scheme
Lucy Wildig, Supervising Solicitor and Pro Bono Manager, BPP Manchester
Christine Peacock, University of Manchester School of Law's Legal Advice Centre,
Arshia Hashmi, Solicitor, Simpson Millar,
Denise McDowell, Greater Manchester Law Centre.

11.30 - Keynote Speech by Edgar Cahn, distinguished legal scholar, former counsel and speech writer to Robert F. Kennedy, and the creator of Time Banking

11.50 - 12:15 - Refreshments

12.15 - Plenary Panel 2: New frontiers for student law clinics and clinical legal education

Chair: Clare Johnson, Head of Clinics Support and Development, LawWorks

Richard Owens, University of Swansea
Linden Thomas, University of Birmingham
Lee Hansen, University of Essex
Alan Russell, South Bank University
Nick Johnson, Nottingham Law School

1.00 - Lunch (provided)

1.45 - Workshops: i) Human Rights Clinics; ii) Innocence Projects; iii) StreetLaw; iv) Advocacy and Tribunals

3.05 'Justice First - raising the Bar' Parissa Najah, Bar Pro Bono Unit, Justice First Fellow

3.30 - Closing Remarks, Joe Egan - President of the Law Society

3.45 - Conference close and afternoon refreshments & networking.

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