Centre for Access to Justice


The CAJ Pro Bono Programme

The UCL CAJ facilitates a broad range of pro bono opportunities and events for UCL Law students to get involved in.

At UCL Laws, pro bono encompasses a wide range of voluntary opportunities that use the law and legal knowledge as an effective tool for social change. The CAJ provides Faculty-level oversight and management of the UCL Laws Pro Bono Programme, facilitating a broad range of projects for UCL students to get involved in. These range from student-led projects to others organised with partner organisations or otherwise wholly administered and run by the CAJ.

We encourage our students to take part in pro bono as an important element of their personal and professional development as law students. Doing pro bono work gives students the opportunity to develop practical skills, gain an awareness of social justice issues, explore new areas of law, and most importantly make a valuable contribution to the London community. 

In addition to managing the Faculty's Pro Bono Programme, it also coordinates a number of events throughout the year to introduce students to careers in social justice or public interest related fields as well as access to justice and social welfare issues more broadly. Find out more about what our students have said about our projects here.

Current Opportunities

Get Involved: 23/24 Pro Bono Opportunities

Find out more about the range of opportunities we offer.

SPBC 23-24

UCL Student Pro Bono Committee

Students shaping and delivering pro bono opportunities at UCL Laws. 


Pro Bono Skills Development Framework

A framework which provides students with the opportunity to reflect on and demonstrate the skills they develop during their CAJ pro bono placement 

student group

Public Interest Careers

Guidance and information for students who are interested in pursuing careers in public interest work. 

CAJ Folders

Resources for CAJ Volunteers

Information for all volunteers and for those looking to set up new projects. 

Social Justice Jobs

External Opportunities for Students

A directory of external volunteer and job opportunities for students.