Call for Applications: Oxford Pro Bono Publico Committee 2021-22

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research group, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee for 2021-22.

OPBP prepares high quality international law and comparative law research for lawyers and organisations around the world on important public interest matters. OPBP also manages an internship scheme in partnership with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.  
Serving on the OPBP Executive Committee is an incredible opportunity to work at the forefront of public law, human rights law and international law. Past members of the Executive Committee have gone on to pursue distinguished careers at the bar, in academia, in international organisations/ courts, and in public policy.  

Applications are now open for the following positions on the Executive Committee: 
  1. Chairperson 
  2. Deputy Chairperson 
  3. Communications Officer 
  4. IT Officer 
  5. Treasurer 
  6. Internship Officer 
  7. Research Officer 
[Please note that it is possible to have co-chairpersons and multiple research officers. Please also note that the specific positions of Communications Officer, IT Officer, Treasurer, and Internships Officer also entail being research officers.]  
In your application, you are welcome to indicate that you are applying for a specific position, but if you are not sure which position you would prefer, you can leave this open. 
OPBP membership is open to graduate students only. Ideally, candidates should have a background in (public interest) law, although this is not a prerequisite. It is advantageous but not mandatory that applicants are currently enrolled in a programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Applicants from other Oxford faculties and departments with a background in law and/ or passion for public interest litigation are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with IT competencies will be prioritised for the positions of Communications and IT Officers. 
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 by 5PM on Tuesday, 2 November 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday, 5 November 2021. Interviews will take place online on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. 
If you would like to find out more about working with OPBP, please feel free to email Vandita Khanna ( or Sameer Rashid Bhat (