Life at Laws

Pro Bono

At UCL Laws, we encourage our students to put their knowledge and skills to practical use in the community and see how the law can be used as an effective instrument for social change.

We provide opportunities and support students in a range of activities from shadowing lawyers on active casework to educating local school children about their rights and working on international human rights campaigns. These activities are managed and overseen the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ), which was launched in March 2013.

A full listing of the faculty’s pro bono programme can be found on the Pro Bono Projects page of the UCL CAJ website.

UCL Laws also recognises the importance of clinical legal education and provides a unique opportunity for students to take a final year course entitled Access to Justice and Community Engagement through the UCL CAJ.

This course allows students to conduct casework together with leading UK legal charities in the areas of social welfare, employment, and education law.

To find out more about Pro Bono projects at UCL Laws, and further details about the Access to Justice and Community Engagement module, visit the UCL CAJ website.

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The UCL Centre for Access to Justice Blog is a new online forum through which students and staff that are involved in pro bono work and passionate about social justice can write and share blog posts reflecting on their experiences and/or discussing pressing access to justice issues that give rise to the need for pro bono work today. The aim of the Blog is to raise awareness of the importance of pro bono work and the major hurdles that currently limit access to justice for all. The Blog also analyses the role of law in society and the ways in which law can be utilized as a tool for individual justice, as well as the barriers lawyers and individuals face in achieving this end.

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A full listing of the Faculty’s pro bono programme can be found on the Pro Bono Projects page of the UCL CAJ website.