Our Practice

CALS has a strong emphasis on practice and works with US attorneys and partner organisations with a particular focus on providing assistance in Death Penalty cases and Innocence Projects. In conjunction with the Centre for Human Rights, our members work on the preparation of amicus briefs and with organisations such as Amicus, Reprieve, the Arizona Innocence Project, the California Innocence Project, the Florida Innocence Project. CALS is home to the largest internship programme in the UK.

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Our Internship Programme

CALS and Birmingham City University Law School have been offering students the chance to work in American lawyers’ offices for experience or academic credit for more than 20 years.
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CALS and Centre for Human Rights (CHR) members are involved in the organising and drafting of Amicus (friend of court) briefs in US death penalty and human rights cases.
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Our Successes

The Centre for American Legal Studies has been instrumental in several groundbreaking achievements.
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