Student Pro-Bono Representative at The School Exclusion Project

Volunteer as a pro-bono worker to represent parents in challenging their children's unlawful exclusions.

Dates 20 Oct 2017 - 31 Jul 2018 (20 hours)
Location Various locations across London and the UK. Funding for travel available.
Description

Volunteer with the School Exclusion Project and help us ensure that no young person goes through an exclusion alone or without added support!

Annually, we recruit a team of student representatives who appear on behalf of clients at Governing Body Meetings and Independent Review Panels. Our aim is to ensure that all school exclusion decisions are fair, lawful and proportionate.

Not only will you help parents and children in this difficult process, but you will receive fantastic training and practice in advocacy, legal analysis, and drafting skeleton arguments. No pro-bono project is more rewarding - both for those in need of assistance and the volunteers themselves.

Apply by the 8th October!

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Planning/Organising
  • Analytical/Research

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Legal training will take place on the weekend of the 21/22 October at City, University of London. You must ensure that you are available during the day this weekend.

Barristers from 11KBW and Matrix Chambers give training to all new and returning representatives. This specialist training is in the education law framework of school exclusions, as well as training in discrimination law. You will also receive specialist advocacy training and voice coaching, to help you perform well at exclusions hearings.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Time management, analysis, public speaking, writing skills, enthusiasm

Desirable: An interest in judicial review and education law!

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!