As well as co-ordinating a wide range of practical activities, the Open Justice Centre is also engaged in academic research on the topics of clinical legal education, access to justice and pro bono (“for the public good”) work.
We are currently working on several empirical projects; one is exploring graduate attributes for a career in law, and another is focusing on how technology can be leveraged to support access to justice that involves the development of our virtual courtroom.
Our previous work has included exploring the motivations for pro bono work amongst solicitors within England and Wales, the opportunities and challenges created by providing legal advice and guidance in an online setting and examining the incorporation of virtual reality applications into legal education. Our research supports the Futures of Legal Education and Practice research cluster.
Links to articles that may interest you written by members of the Open Justice team.
For further information, or if you have a question which is not covered online, please get in touch with the Open Justice Centre.