Labour and criminal law legal clinic classes by SMM Legal experts for the students of the SWPS University

As part of the patronage we have extended to the Faculty of Law at the SWPS University in Poznań, we have launched new, practical legal clinic classes for fifth-year students. This time our specialists will offer a behind-the-scenes view of labour law, criminal law, capital markets law and energy law. As a novelty, we will also offer a workshop on communication with law firm clients.

‘This semester we launched two unique legal clinics – focused on labour law and criminal law respectively,’ says Dr. Tomasz Lewandowski, an advocate with our firm and a Vice-Dean for Educational Affairs at the law programme at the SWPS University. ‘During the class, the students will have a chance to practice real life problem solving under the supervision of law professionals,’ adds Dr. Lewandowski.

The legal clinic will be coordinated by Marcin Czarnecki, a Partner at our Firm. Criminal law classes have been prepared by Anna Zbierska from our Criminal Law Department. She has already received a lot of positive feedback from students for her court trial workshop.

A new add-on to the programme is a workshop on communication with clients. Three of our lawyers will be engaged in this project, including Przemysław Maciak, our Managing Partner.

‘Difficult talks with clients do not involve solving legal issues alone,’ explains Mr. Maciak. ‘Running a law firm is a business on its own. You cannot avoid difficult conversations about settlements and financial liquidity,’ adds our Partner.

During the classes, the students will also meet Olga Blejder, who will explain how to manage collaboration with corporate clients. Meanwhile, Anna Zbierska will explore the specificity of working with individuals.

The SWPS University lecturers’ team will also welcome Dr. Adrian Rycerski, who will teach capital markets law to in spe lawyers. And finally, a SMM Legal Partner Michał Tarka will introduce the students to the peculiarities of energy law.

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