UK and Ireland Streetlaw Best Practices Conference 2016

Birmingham Law School
Wednesday 7 September (09:30) - Thursday 8 September 2016 (14:30)

About the Conference

Streetlaw is the term often used to describe university public legal education programmes.  Many universities in the UK and Ireland send law students into schools, community groups and other organisations to educate people on their legal rights and responsibilities.  Streetlaw utilises an interactive methodology which encourages participants to actively engage and to understand how the law relates to them.

Inspired by the first International Street Law Best Practices Conference, held in South Africa earlier this year, we are delighted to host the first regional UK and Ireland event.

During this interactive two day conference, we will share Streetlaw best practice from across the globe. 

The conference will cover:

  • Different models for community engagement through Streetlaw;
  • Sample Streetlaw best practice sessions;
  • How to design your own Streetlaw sessions;
  • Tips and ideas for developing your Streetlaw programme; and
  • Incorporating Streetlaw into the curriculum.

We are delighted that we will be joined by representatives from Street Law programmes from the USA, including the flagship DC Street Law Program at Georgetown University. 

If you have a best practice session that you would like to share at the conference please email Linden Thomas ( with the details.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fit everyone into the programme, but we hope that this will be the first of many opportunities to share best practice going forwards.

Conference fee: £50 per person*

How to book: You can register your place by visiting our online shop on the following link:

Please note that places at the conference are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Staying over: We would highly recommend that delegates join us for both days of the conference as day two will build upon the topics covered in day one. There are numerous hotel options in Birmingham city centre, which is just a five minute train ride from campus.

Some suggested options close to our evening venue: Hilton Garden Inn (Birmingham Brindley Place), Novotel (Broad Street Birmingham), Jurys Inn (Broad Street Birmingham), Malmaison (Birmingham) or Hotel Indigo (The Cube, Birmingham). There are also a limited number of rooms on campus see:

Evening entertainment: Delegates are invited to join us for a very Brummy evening out in Birmingham city centre at the end of day one. We’re keeping the details top secret for now (for good reason, we promise). Full details will be provided at the conference.  We can, however, tell you that you will get a complementary drink on arrival and a finger buffet will be provided.  As places for the evening entertainment are limited please indicate whether you are planning to join us for the evening when you book your place at the conference.

If you are unable to pay the conference fee you may be eligible for a waiver. For further details please email Linden Thomas (

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