Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s pro bono research organisation, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee in the 2013-2014 academic year. OPBP prepares free, high quality legal research for lawyers and organisations around the world working pro bono on important public interest matters.

In recognition of our work, OPBP received the prestigious 'Best Contribution by a Team of Students' award at the 2013 LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards. Serving on the OPBP Executive Committee presents an incredible opportunity to work at the forefront of public interest law.

The 2013-14 Committee will also have the exciting prospect of growing and developing OPBP’s work even further thanks to generous financial support from an external donor.

Applications are now open for the following positions:

  1. Chairperson Responsible for coordinating the OPBP committee.
  2. Deputy Chairperson Responsible for monitoring and evaluating OPBP projects and assisting the Chairperson.
  3. Communications and Website Officer Responsible for official OPBP communications, branding, and maintaining the OPBP website.
  4. Treasurer Responsible for monitoring OPBP finances, coordinating fundraising, and reporting to donors.
  5. Events Officer and Liaison Responsible for organising OPBP social events and liaising with other pro bono organisations.
  6. Internships Coordination and Development Officer Responsible for coordinating the OPBP Internship Fund and for raising funds to develop and grow the internship programme.

In addition to these roles, members of the Executive Committee will take responsibility for coordinating pro bono projects in the coming year.

Please see the attached document for more information on these roles and their requirements. The new committee will be in office from Michaelmas 2013 to Trinity 2014 (ie the end of the 2014 long vacation). Committee members work an average of 5 to 8 hours each week, including exam and vacation times. 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 and a short statement of interest, including reference to whether you have volunteered for or contributed to OPBP in the past. Please email your applications to the OPBP Selection Panel at opbp@law.ox.ac.uk.

Should you require further information about any of the positions and the responsibilities involved, please email Chris McConnachie (chris.mcconnachie@law.ox.ac.uk) or Ingrid Cloete (ingrid.cloete@law.ox.ac.uk). Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 4 October 2013. Shortlisted candidates should be available to be interviewed during Week 0 (7-11 October).