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Dr Jane Krishnadas Launches CLOCK Salford.
Dr Jane Krishnadas, pictured below, was invited as the CLOCK Conceptor and Convenor, to launch the University of Salford CLOCK project , alongside the Head of Law Dr Shane Sullivan (Keele Alumni), the Dean, Vice-Chancellor, Elected Executive Mayor, Regional Manager of the Personal Support Unit, Citizens Advice Bureau and members of the legal profession, with their trained Community Legal Companions:
At the launch of the CLOCK project, Head of Law at the University, Dr Shane Sullivan, said: “This is a great project for Salford to be involved in. It gives our students experience of dealing with real legal situations, and it also provides a vital service to the community and the most vulnerable members of it. This will provide real world skills for our students.
“In the first phase Law students will be trained to act as Community Companions based upon the Mackenzie friend principle which facilitates a range of assistance to Litigants in Person.”
Professor David Spicer, Dean of SBS, said: “The CLOCK initiative is an excellent example of the practice based learning that is carried out at the University .”
And Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Helen Marshall said: “this initiative is indicative of the policy of the University to engage with and to benefit the local community and to play a leading role in the region.”
Professor Ian Stewart, the Elected Executive Mayor of Salford said: “The need for these initiatives to serve the people of the region is very substantial and it speaks volumes that the University of Salford and its students are playing such an important role in the community. It is fitting that local students such as Lorna Benson are playing a leading role in this way.”
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