Pro Bono

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) and Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) are the two flagship pro bono projects run by the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. On this page you can find the projects produced by OPBP and OLA.

OPBP mobilises graduate students and Faculty members dedicated to promoting the principles and practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis. Through its projects, OPBP provides high-quality comparative and international law research to individuals and organisations around the world working pro bono on reports, expert opinions, amicus curiae briefs, policy submissions, and more. OPBP also runs an Internship Programme and organises and promotes public events which generate interest in and awareness of public interest law. 

You can read more about OPBP’s work here.  Further information on OLA can be found here.

OLA

Another Successful Year for OLA

19th June 2014

OLA

Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) has continued to flourish this year and continues to attract consistently high levels of interest from undergraduate law students, as in previous years. OLA has operated three pro bono projects this year, working in partnership with  a local law firm, Turpin and Miller LLP, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Bail […]

Read full article »

OPBP

OPBP Symposium: In Conversation with Justice Abella

Eleanor Mitchell 13th June 2014

“I think lawyering is about the public interest.” This was the simple and thought-provoking opening to Justice Abella’s contribution to Oxford Pro Bono Publico’s first annual Symposium, “Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century”, which was held in Oxford on Saturday 24 May. As a lawyer, it is seldom pleasant to discover that you might […]

Read full article »

OPBP

Oxford Pro Bono Publico Symposium: Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century

26th May 2014

On 24 May 2014, Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) hosted its inaugural symposium on ‘Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century’. Fifty students, academics and practitioners gathered at Pembroke College, Oxford, to discuss the challenges facing pro bono and public interest lawyers today, as well as the the impact of OPBP’s pro bono research over […]

Read full article »

OPBP

Arbitrary Detention Project

7th May 2014

Remedies and Procedures on the Right of Anyone Deprived of his or her Liberty by Arrest or Detention to Bring Proceedings before a Court: A Comparative and Analytical Review of State Practice (April 2014) This report was prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, and analyses the domestic law of 21 jurisdictions (as […]

Read full article »

OLA

Third Annual OLA Public Law Moot

7th May 2014

The third annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 3rd May 2014 at Keble College. The competition was opened to post-graduate students for the first time this year, and the mooters ranged in experience from first year undergraduates through to DPhil students. The competition is organised in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance […]

Read full article »