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.

REDRESS Publishes Report on Victim Participation in Domestic Proceedings with OPBP's Assistance

admin 29th August 2015

Human rights NGO REDRESS has published a new report on victim participation in criminal proceedings relating to international crimes (‘the Report’). This is a comprehensive document juxtaposing the victim’s right to participate in such proceedings across 22 different jurisdictions. Research for this project was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved desk-based research of […]

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OLA Graudate Students Working on Access to Justice Issues

admin 14th August 2015

Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, eight graduate students from Oxford University have been assisting Turpin & Miller LLP in providing vital access to justice services. Students have been helping Turpin & Miller with preparing bail applications, providing crucial country research and visiting clients in detention centres. “Through my work with Turpin and Miller I had […]

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Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship awarded to Elena Butti

admin 21st July 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship in Human Rights – Elena Butti. Elena will undertake an internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), in Bogota, Colombia, where she will work in the reparations section providing advice on the complex reparations process in […]

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OPBP Announces Internship Awards

Arushi Garg 23rd June 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico extends its heartfelt congratulations to the internship grant recipients for the year 2014-2015. All of them have demonstrated exceptional commitment to pro bono legal work in the last year, and we are delighted to be able to encourage them in their endeavours. Ivo Gruev (International Criminal Court, the Hague, the Netherlands) […]

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OLA Public Law Moot

admin 14th May 2015

The fourth annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 9 May 2015 at the Oxford Law Faculty. The competition was open to undergraduates and postgraduates. The competition is organised by the Law Faculty’s Mooting Programme in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance (‘OLA’), the only pro bono organisation that is open to undergraduate […]

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