Oxford Pro Bono Publico


Who we are

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is an organisation based at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law and dedicated to promoting the principles and practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis. Each year, OPBP is led by an Executive Committee made up of graduate students and Faculty members. Our work is made possible by a wider group of student volunteers who donate their time, energy and skills to our project work and participate in our Internship Programme. In 2007 and 2013, OPBP was awarded the LawWorks & Attorney-General Award for Best Pro Bono Contribution by a Team of Students. In 2013, we were also awarded a grant of £15,000 by the Sigrid Rausing Trust to support and expand our activities.

What we do

OPBP advances its constitutional mandate of promoting the principles and practice of public interest law in three key ways: through pro bono legal research, the OPBP Internship Programme, and public events. First, OPBP provides high-quality international and comparative law research on a pro bono basis to organisations, advocates and judicial bodies working on public interest issues around the world. You can find out more about our project work here. Secondly, through its Internship Programme and Internship Fund, OPBP assists Oxford graduate students to undertake unpaid or poorly paid internships in public interest law. You can read more about our Internship Programme here. Finally, OPBP organises and promotes public seminars and other events which generate interest in and awareness of pro bono and public interest law. You can find out about our upcoming events here.

Learn more

Whether you’re a student, a Faculty member or a potential project partner, there are a variety of ways you can work with OPBP. More details are available here. You can also read our latest Annual Report for a more in-depth look at our recent work and achievements here.