Call for Volunteers for Oxford Legal Assistance

by | Oct 12, 2016

Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA), the Oxford Law Faculty’s legal clinic organization is looking for graduate student volunteers with a passion for pro bono work in the 2016-2017 academic year.

OLA enables volunteers to engage and support crucial legal aid work carried out our local community. OLA has a rich partnership with Turpin & Miller, an awarding winning local law firm. In 2011, Turpin & Miller was awarded Excellence in Client Service and ‘Legal Aid Firm of the Year.’

We are looking to recruit 5 to 6 students, who have matriculated at the University of Oxford, to volunteer one afternoon once a month to work with Turpin & Miller. Students will help assist in preparing bail applications for individuals detained in Campsfield, an immigration detention centre just outside of Oxford and provide necessary background legal research. This is a very exciting opportunity to deliver much needed access to justice services for refugees and asylum seekers in the Oxford community.

BCL and MJur students may apply, but should give careful consideration to how they will balance committee responsibilities with their demanding coursework schedule. Applications should contain a curriculum vitae, indicate  and a short statement of interest.

Please email your applications to the OLA Selection Panel at:

Should you require further information about any of the positions and the responsibilities involved, please email OxHRH Deputy-Director, Dr. Meghan Campbell ( Applications close at 5pm on 17 October 2016. Applicants will be contacted in due course after that.


All the best,

The OLA Executive Committee

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