UCL Faculty of Laws


Pro bono opportunities

At UCL Laws, we encourage our students to put their knowledge and skills to practical use in the community and see how the law can be used as an effective instrument for social change.

Opportunities at the UCL Centre for Access to Justice 

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) facilitates a broad range of pro bono opportunities and events for UCL Laws students, from getting involved with casework to educating local school children about their rights to assisting legal charities with important policy research projects. Students are also given the opportunity to create their own projects to address a particular area of legal need which they are passionate about.

UCL Laws recognises the importance of clinical legal education and provides a unique opportunity for LLB students to take a final year module, Access to Justice and Community Engagement, through the Centre. This module allows students to conduct casework under supervision at our UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC) in housing, welfare benefits, community care and education law. UCL iLAC also has a legal aid contract in housing and community care law, so students will have the opportunity to experience legal aid practice as well as working on pro bono cases.

Visit the UCL Centre for Access to Justice website to find out more about available pro bono opportunities.

UCL Public International Law Pro Bono Project 

The Public International Law Pro Bono Project (PILPBP) brings together highly motivated LLM and PhD students with a background in relevant international law, and provides them with opportunities to engage in cutting edge legal research, analysis and advice to assist leading international organisations in addressing some of the world’s most pressing and difficult challenges.

Visit the UCL PILPBP webpage for more information.

Join the conversation

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice Blog raises awareness of the importance of pro bono work and major hurdles that currently limit access to justice for all. It analyses the role of law in society and the ways in which law can be utilised as a tool for individual justice, as well as the barriers lawyers and individuals face in achieving this end.

Students and staff who are involved in pro bono work and are passionate about social justice can write and contribute to the blog, reflecting on their own experiences and discuss pressing access to justice issues.