Manchester Metropolitan University

Pro Bono work experience available exclusively for Law School students

New partnership launched with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Rare opportunities are available with the Crown Prosecution Service

Rare opportunities are available with the Crown Prosecution Service

Applications are now being welcomed for pro bono work experience opportunities thanks to a new project with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Exclusive to students studying at Manchester Law School, the new pilot with the Youth Local Scrutiny Panel will offer selected applicants training with the CPS before a seat on the panel to scrutinise the files of three finalised criminal cases.

The CPS is the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales. This is a fantastic and extremely rare opportunity for students to gain a valuable understanding of the CPS and to have direct contact with the organisation.

Representatives from the CPS will be visiting the University on Friday 17 January 2020 between 2pm & 5pm in the Business School (Room 3.13) for a drop-in session with students to discuss the role in more detail.

To be eligible to apply, students will need to;

  • Be studying law on LPC, BPTC, GDL, LLM or 3rd Year LLB
  • Attend the drop-in on session on 17th January, if possible, to find out more about applying
  • Be available to commit to one induction training session and two panels that will run in 2020 on the 7 February, 6 March and 5 June
  • Have the ability to communicate well with other panel members
  • Be motivated to make improvements in the criminal justice system
  • Have confidence to make challenges in a constructive manner

To apply, students should email

Application deadline is on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at midday.

Should you wish to discuss this further, contact the Pro Bono Network by email, visit the team in the Law School (Room 5.02), call 0161 247 3077 or see Cheryl Evans in Room 5.05 (Monday to Wednesday). Cheryl can also be contacted on 0161 247 6440.

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