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The thematic focus underpinning the LLM Access to Justice (previously called LLM Clinical Legal Education) and the Ulster University Law Clinic is ‘access to justice’.

We have a particular interest the areas of unmet legal need that have been identified through our research and clinical work.

The research interests of staff and doctoral students cover a range of areas relating to access to justice, including employment law; social security law and policy; litigants in person; housing; children’s rights; education law; clinical legal education; legal innovation; and legal pedagogy.

Mark Simpson from the School of Law talks about his research into how devolved regions respond to UK Government social security reforms