The Glasgow Open Justice Initiative (GO Justice) encompasses a range of opportunities open to students who wish to supplement their law studies with some related voluntary work - whether it be taking up a placement with one of our existing partners or carrying out research and activities in collaboration with our staff and/or partner organisations.
GO Justice is also a mechanism through which students and staff can develop and introduce new and perhaps innovative ideas and projects. The broad motivation underpinning the initiative is to promote social justice and address unmet legal need, both locally and on a global scale.
Glasgow School of Law has a strong track record of delivering practical legal advice and support in the community. We supported the University Settlement to help set up Glasgow’s first CAB after WWII and to deliver a Legal Dispensary in the 1950s and 1960s. More recently we have partnered with external agencies and organisations to ensure that they get a steady stream of our best and brightest students to help them to deliver access to justice to those most in need. We are proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary of collaborating with Citizens Advice Scotland in academic session 2017/18 and we are pleased to have solid and on-going collaborations with Govan Law Centre, JustRight Scotland, the Legal Services Agency and Shelter Scotland.
GO Justice allows us to shine a light on what we already do and will act as a spring-board to redouble efforts to make a wider contribution to society.
GO Justice is an initiative with students at its heart. It is led by a team of students and staff but it is open to all so please do get in touch if you would like to share ideas or get involved more actively. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org