At Liverpool Hope University we aim to provide a well-balanced diet of legal education, confidence building and specialist legal skills training, all based upon the principles of personal and professional integrity and geared towards our students being “change-makers” who will exert a positive influence on society.
In pursuit of these aims, the School of Law and Liverpool Hope University’s Employability Hub have recently forged strong links with Maxwell Hodge, a leading firm of local solicitors, with the creation of the Liverpool Hope Law Clinic. This clinic is staffed by final year law students who provide free advice to the public in family law matters, including divorce, matrimonial finances, separation, domestic violence injunctions and matters relating to children, all under the supervision of experienced solicitors who are experts in the field.
Building on our growing reputation for the development of legal skills, Liverpool Hope University is now the regular host of the National Speed Mooting Competition and regularly enters student teams to competitions such as the National Negotiation Competition and the UK Law Schools Mediation Competition. Work placements are available for students based on their performance in these competitions.
Recognising that internationalisation makes a significant contribution to the development of students as 'change-makers', the School of Law also enjoys well-established links with the Catholic University of Lille in Northern France. We also encourage our students to participate in various programmes such as the Caux Scholars Programme, School for ChangeMakers, and IC Centre for Governance, based in India, serving the needs of society in all areas related to governance. It works to strengthen governance capacity in the government, non-profit and public sector organizations with an extensive programme of research into governance practices and the International Communications Forum a network of media people who recognise that they have the power to influence society for good or ill and who want to play their part in building a less corrupt, less grubby-minded and infinitely more compassionate world.