The Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele (CLOCK) is an innovative and exciting initiative launched this year (2012) by the Law School. By working with a number of partner organisations, CLOCK enables Keele Law students to provide vital help and support to disadvantaged communities through legal research, policy work and community legal education, while further strengthening key employability skills.‌

The public launch of the initiative took place on the 24th October 2012. To learn more about this event, please click here.

The initiative is divided into three mutually supportive projects:

Clock-In: A collaborative commitment to develop community legal education projects to share in schools, colleges, university and wider communities on a variety of social and legal issues. For more information click here.

Clock-Works: A collaborative commitment to train and supervise Keele/Community Legal Companions who will support access to justice and legal service needs in housing, welfare, intimate/social violence, asylum and immigration. For more information click here.

Clock-Wise: A collaborative set of frameworks supporting social and legal policy research to monitor and critically analyse legal issues in the local community.

Students participating in CLOCK will receive extensive training and be given the opportunity to work with a range of partner organisations, from charities to legal firms.

If you wish to learn more, or have any further questions about CLOCK please contact Dr. Jane Krishnadas.


Memorandum of Understanding

1. To build innovative and collaborative frameworks for Keele Law School, Community Partners, Law Firms and Public Bodies to educate, support and promote community access to justice and legal services' needs.

2. To develop, train and supervise Community Legal Companions to participate responsibly and collaboratively as active citizens to support communities in which they live and work.

3. To collate information, transfer knowledge and share resources to promote social and legal policy research on legislative reforms, issues of access to justice and disseminate to wider community, academic and professional bodies.