Pro bono legal clinic for performing arts charities launched

A pro bono legal clinic for performing arts charities has been launched at the University of Sussex.

Law students will be offering free legal advice to performing arts charities from 12 November.

Participating students in the Performing Arts Law Clinic will work under the supervision of law academics at the University and lawyers from international law firm, Covington & Burling LLP.

Professor Amir Paz-Fuchs, director of Clinical Legal Education and Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Sussex, said: "Such clinics are not uncommon in the US but, excitingly, ours will be the first to launch in the UK.

"This clinic will be invaluable experience for our students: offering them a real taste of life as an in-house lawyer for an organisation; giving them access to some of the best lawyers in the world; and providing a service that will be a lifeline to local performing arts charities hit hard by recent events.”

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