About

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Trinity FLAC is TCD’s branch of the Free Legal Advice Centres Ltd. We seek to promote the principles of social justice and human rights through our activities. We take a number of approaches to achieving this aim.

Advice and information: We run clinics throughout the year at which students can avail of free legal advice from a qualified solicitor. These are held every Tuesday at 7pm in room 02A of the Law School – house 39. Any student can come along and seek help with their problems in an atmosphere of absolute confidentiality. We also produce and distribute booklets and leaflets offering information on legal rights and obligations.

Analysis: We raise awareness of important issues through hosting a variety of guest speakers and conferences. We also engage students with public interest law issues through conducting legal research projects for outside organisations and through our Public Interest Law moot court competitions.

Mission

Social justice is our aim. Trinity FLAC seeks to promote equal access to justice for everybody. Trinity FLAC is dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of the law on society, as well as providing legal services to Trinity students.

At the heart of our work lies the belief that every human being deserves dignity and respect. We work to achieve equality by advancing ways in which the law can be used to ameliorate marginalisation and by raising public awareness on difficult social issues.

Get involved

We always welcome volunteers to help support the clinics, organise our talks, promote so­ciety events, write articles for publication in the student press or help fundraise for worthy charities. We also conduct research projects on behalf of charities and community law centres on sociological and legal issues pertaining to human rights and social justice. Volunteering as a researcher is a great way to get involved in the society and having something to show for it.

We also hold regular social events such as movie nights, mixers and fundraisers. You don’t have to be a law student to be a member of FLAC; if you have an interest in social justice and using the law as a means of achieving social change, we are the society for you!

To find out more, please contact us at flac@csc.tcd.ie

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