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Volunteer for our pro bono opportunities

See the impact of law in everyday life, while impressing potential employers. Your free time has never been better spent.

What will I gain from pro bono work?

Practise vital legal skills like presentation, research techniques and client contact
Experience different areas of law
Enhance your understanding of academic theory
Work alongside qualified lawyers
Help improve access to justice

It’s an invaluable part of the training you’ll receive at BPP University Law School.

Want to get involved?

We provide pro bono opportunities at all of our centres. Some projects run nationally and others help local communities.

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Your questions, answered

When can I participate in pro bono?

All current BPP University Law School postgraduate students are able to participate in pro bono projects. Students studying the LLB must be Level 5 or above.

We aim to provide a wide range of projects to match your interests and level of commitment. Many students successfully combine their studies, work and personal lives with some pro bono work.

How do I volunteer for a project?

If you’re a current student, you’ll first need to register with the BPP Pro Bono Centre. You’ll then have the opportunity to apply for projects you are interested in. If you are selected, you’ll attend a training session and then start delivering pro bono services.

If you’re a prospective student and want to learn more, you can contact our Pro Bono Centre as soon as you have accepted your offer by emailing: probono@bpp.com

Can I ask for a record of my work?

You’ll gain practical legal experience by volunteering with BPP Pro Bono Centre, often working with real clients. It’s a good idea to keep a detailed record of your work and achievements, as this can be especially useful when preparing for interviews.

We encourage all students to download the Pro Bono Record to track their work. At the end of your studies, you can then use this record to gain a Certificate of Contribution to BPP Pro Bono Centre.

Are there any rules about participating in pro bono?

We are passionate about helping students using their skills to deliver pro bono services. However, our most important priority is to provide our clients with top quality and efficient legal services.

For this reason, you will be required to agree to our Pro Bono Pledge when you register for the BPP Pro Bono Centre.

This means you agree to act with the highest possible professional standards, including managing your time and performing the tasks required of you in the best interests of your client.

You will also need to attend and participate fully in training for your projects. The content and duration of training differs depending on the project but may include skills training, legal training and more practical information.

I’m a distance learner. Can I take part?

Many of our projects are aimed at improving access to justice in the communities around our study centres. However, we believe our students based around the country and the world should have opportunities to participate in pro bono work where possible.

With this in mind, we offer projects ideal for distance learners, including research projects, writing case summaries for the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and even creating online presentations for our award-winning Streetlaw project.

If you’d like to take part, you still need to register with the BPP Pro Bono Centre – just select your closest study centre when you complete the process.

How can I share my pro bono experience?

We believe that our students are best placed to help us shape the future of the BPP Pro Bono Centre. For that reason, we’d love to hear your feedback. You can share your experience by completing our short survey.

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