This week is National Pro Bono Week in the UK, a time to celebrate the contributions made through pro bono legal work. In this spirit, we will be featuring posts on pro bono contributions made by Oxford students. The Oxford Law Faculty houses two pro bono programmes: Oxford Pro Bono Publico and Oxford Legal Assistance. Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is a group of postgraduate students and Law Faculty members that provides free research assistance to lawyers acting pro bono as well as compiling independent research reports. Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) is a clinical programme open to undergraduate and postgraduate students allowing students to provide pro bono legal assistance under the supervision of local solicitors. In the posts to follow, our students talk about their experiences in providing free legal assistance.
Next week, we will continue with the pro bono theme, featuring a series of posts on the state of pro bono legal work in other countries. If you would like to share your experiences of pro bono work or developments in your country please email the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.