Oxford Pro Bono Publico
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is an organisation that mobilises graduate law students and faculty members in the Oxford University Faculty of Law dedicated to the practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis.
We provide free, high-quality comparative law research for lawyers acting pro bono around the world as well as promoting pro bono law more broadly. We prepare or assist in the preparation of:
- research briefs;
- expert opinions;
- amicus curiae briefs;
- policy submissions; and
We welcome project submissions from pro bono lawyers, NGOs and other international organisations involved in the protection of human rights and the promotion of public interest law. Please refer to the OPBP Constitution for project submissions.
OPBP has worked on a number of diverse, high profile human rights and public interest projects including:
- an expert opinion on the legality of the Israeli separation barrier;
- investigation into the legal status of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay; and
- research on the treatment of homosexuals in the US military for litigation in US Federal Court.
In promoting pro bono law more broadly, we assist Oxford graduate law students in undertaking unpaid or poorly paid internships at pro bono and public interest law organisations around the world.
For further information, please see our 2010-12 Annual Report
OPBP wins 2013 Attorney General LawWorks Student Pro Bono Award
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) has won the 'Best Contribution by a Team of Students' award in the 2013 LawWorks and Attorney General Awards [more…]
OPBP Call for Volunteers: Legal Clinics Research
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is seeking volunteers to assist in preparing research on legal clinics at universities around the world [more…]
OPBP Shortlisted for National Pro Bono Award
The Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) student committee has been shortlisted for the 'Best Contribution by a Team of Students' award in the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Awards [more…]
Oxford Pro Bono Publico recognised in the Commission on a Bill of Rights Report
OPBP's research has been recognised in the recent Commission on a Bill of Rights Report, in which it recommends the adoption of a UK Bill of Rights [more…]