ELF University Network

ELF works with a number of university law schools to run supervised clinics with help from ELF advisers.

Overview of the ELF network of university environmental law school clinics and groups

  • Training the environmental lawyers of the future through supervised real case work.
  • ELF environmental law clinics at University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Law London, and Cardiff University.
  • Specialist environmental BME work at UCL, developing a schools programme.
  • Over 60 law clinic students a year, working under qualified supervision from ELF professional members and taking over 30 new cases a year (growing fast).
  • Enormous enthusiasm from the students, who find real cases highly motivating.
  • At least one conference per year to which all students and their lecturers are invited and at which students present their cases.
  • The 2017 Conference was held at Birmingham Law School during Pro-Bono week.

Universities we’re working with

Find out more about each of are clinics by clicking below

ELF is especially proud of the educational clinic network that we have established at various academic institutions over the past three years. This growing network presents a bridge between environmental legal academia and the legal profession.

Through the ELF clinic work, law students are also exposed to public interest community work and the crucial role that pro-bono lawyers play in facilitating access to environmental justice, especially at a time of funding cuts to the legal aid budget.

The growing popularity of ELF clinics amongst universities stands testament to our belief that this network represents the best of collaboration between UK universities, students and the legal profession.

150+ lawyers

giving up their time

7 university

law teams

200+ cases

each year

£1M+ worth

of free help each year