Pro Bono and Student Opportunities
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.