Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) has won the 'Best Contribution by a Team of Students' award in the 2013 LawWorks and Attorney General Awards. These Awards recognise and celebrate pro bono contributions made by students and law faculties in the United Kingdom.
During the last two years, OPBP produced 12 pro bono research projects, including research on class action litigation in South Africa, inheritance rights in Botswana, secret evidence in the UK, and the death penalty. In endorsing the nomination, Professor Sandra Fredman described this as the 'most productive time in OPBP's 13 years of existence', made possible by the students' hard work and commitment.
Representatives of the OPBP student committee accepted the award from the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, and LawWorks Chairperson, Paul Newdick CBE, at a ceremony hosted in the House of Commons. The judging panel included Tom Laidlaw (LexisNexis, Head of Academic Development), Isla Grant (Editor, lawcareers.net), Nick Fluck (Vice-President, The Law Society) and Robin Porter (Retired Senior Lecturer and former City lawyer).