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.

OPBP

OPBP Completes Research for Legal Resources Centre on Submissions to the Marikana Commission

7th October 2014

  OPBP has prepared comparative law research for Legal Resouces Centre (LRC), Johannesburg, to assist with making submissions before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. The Marikana Commission was established to investigate the police shooting of striking workers at a mine run by Lonmin plc in South Africa. In proceedings before the Marikana Commission, the LRC […]

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Executive Powers of the President under the Sierra Leonean Constitution

Kate Mitchell 29th September 2014

Executive Powers of the President under the Sierra Leonean Constitution: Report to the Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Committee concerning Executive Appointments and Commissions (September 2014) This Report was prepared for the United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Department for International Development (UK) and the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) for Sierra Leone. The report […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Kate Mitchell 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 impact of OPBP’s pro bono research over the […]

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