This Round-Up on the activities of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) for the past month marks some exciting news items and the introduction of fresh faces. OPBP is the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, which engages graduate students with an interest in public interest law in the preparation of high-quality domestic, international and comparative law research on a pro bono basis.
Appointment of 2016-17 Student Committee
OPBP is delighted to announce the appointment of the 2016-17 Student Committee, who commenced their term in November 2016. Congratulations to the following for their roles:
Co-Chairperson: Tom Lowenthal and Nomfundo Priscah Ramalekana
Treasurer: Geoffrey Yeung
Research Officer: Latenda Ndeunyema
Internships Coordinator: Sanya Samtani
IT Officer: Reyna Ge
Communications Officer: Weiran Zhang
Introduction of New Faculty Members
OPBP is also thrilled to be bringing on board two new Faculty Members. John Bowers QC, a leading human rights and employment lawyer, currently sits as Deputy High Court Judge and is an approved counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Kate O’Regan, inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, also boasts broad experience, including serving as a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and inaugural chair of the United Nations Internal Justice Council.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank OPBP’s continuing Faculty Members, Miles Jackson, Sandy Fredman and Liora Lazarus, for their invaluable and generous support.
Annual Welcome Event
On 28 November 2016, OPBP held its Annual Welcome Event. It was encouraging to see new, interested students, previous contributors and Faculty supporters at the event. Great interest was shown in OPBP’s projects, for which further information will be soon forthcoming.