Law Clinic About Us

law clinicThe VanSickle Family Law Clinic is new to the medical program at SMU Dedman College of Regulation officially launched in January 2016. To convey our vision into actuality the Regulation Clinic, by collaboration initiatives or otherwise, supplies skilled authorized recommendation and representation in civil issues to members of the neighborhood who qualify for authorized help in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas and we offer legal schooling, together with medical authorized schooling, to candidate attorneys, last-year law students and to members of the group, together with the poor and marginalised.

Underneath the supervision of Law Clinic Director and Solicitor, Robert Collinson as well as solicitors from exterior legal practices, ultimate yr Legislation students can achieve direct experience of advising real clients with real legal points.

It analyzes various conflicts of interest on account of prior, current, or future employment of law clinic students and college, and it explores conflicts primarily based on the status of medical school as employees of the law faculty and college.

Students can gain actual-life expertise by enrolling on any of these twenty credit modules: LAA364 (Semester One) and LAA365 (Semester Two) Miscarriage of Justice Undertaking and LAA366 (Semester One) and LAA367 (Semester Two) Clinical Authorized Education.

Collectively, the scholars in the faculty’s eight regulation clinics provide roughly 15,000 hours of free legal help every year to low-earnings people and organizations; clinic school and employees provide over 10,000 hours of further assistance.