Critical Law TV: a student-led documentary series exploring contemporary legal issues

Produced and presented by Kent Law School students in partnership with KMTV

Critical Law TV is a new and ground-breaking partnership between Kent Law School and KMTV, with law students producing and presenting a series of four documentaries investigating contemporary legal issues.

This exciting project offered law students the opportunity to combine their knowledge of the law with a passion for journalism.

Over a series of four episodes, students investigated the impact of contemporary legal issues within the local Kent community. Supported by Kent Law School academics, they investigated topics such as:

  • Surrogacy Law Reform
  • the impact of Brexit on local businesses
  • the impact of immigration law and policy on Kent refugees
  • and the property law reforms proposed post Grenfell.

Students were assisted by KMTV production professionals, journalists and creatives, to produce and present four documentaries for broadcast on regional and digital TV.

Critical Law TV programmes were broadcast to around 250,000 homes in Kent and Medway on Freeview, Virgin, BT and online as well as feeding into a wider UK local television network of 13 million households.

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About KMTV

KMTV is a unique partnership between KM Media Group and the University of Kent. The county’s first dedicated television channel. Delivering quality news, sport and entertainment 24/7 across Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and surrounding areas on Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media channel 159.

How to watch

  • KMTV is available on Freeview on Channel 7, with coverage across 236,800 households in Maidstone, Medway, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sheerness, Sittingbourne and surrounding areas. KMTV broadcasts to the rest of Kent via Virgin Media Channel 159, kmtv.co.uk for On Demand and live streaming, and the KMTV app (available on both Android and iOS)
  • Download the KMTV app on the AppStore 
  • Download the KMTV Video app on Google Play