Law students put best foot forward on Cardiff Legal Walk
15 October 2015
This October students and staff at Cardiff School of Law and Politics got their walking shoes on and took part in the 10K Cardiff Legal Walk, which incorporates the Three Courts Walk. The Cardiff Legal Walk takes place each year to raise money for legal services, an area which has been affected heavily by legal aid cuts.
The walk is organised by Reaching Justice Wales - Cyrraedd Cyfiawnder Cymru (RJW) which is part of a network of seven Legal Support Trusts who support pro bono and advice agencies, ensuring funds can be distributed where needed most throughout England and Wales. Their fundraising is far reaching, supporting agencies that work with families at risk of homelessness, older people unable to gain access to legal services, and women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution.
This year’s walk took place on 8 October around Cardiff’s civic centre. More than 25 students and staff from the law school took part contributing by asking for sponsorship for the 10K jaunt. This year’s event also marked the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and highlighted the document’s importance and relevance to access to justice today.
Professor Julie Price who is responsible for the Pro Bono unit of Cardiff School of Law and Politics said, “Our Pro Bono unit has seen a marked increase in requests from vulnerable and disadvantaged people trying to find help with legal issues. Taking part in this year’s Legal Walk is another way that our students can contribute positively to those outside the school who need help accessing crucial legal