Welcome to the LSESU Law Society’s Pro Bono Division
We are very excited to organise events and opportunities for you in the 2023/24 academic year. The Pro Bono Division is made up of individuals committed to creating tangible change in our society and using their legal knowledge to help others. Our focus is, and has always been, on increasing access to justice for all.
Following the division’s successes in increasing awareness of pro bono work, our goal is to continue this and provide you with opportunities to give back to the community. No matter what career path you end up choosing, the skills pro bono equips you with will be invaluable along the way.
Our initiatives include the Street Law Programme, speaker events, and one-off volunteering opportunities. Please read more about these in the ‘Events and opportunities’ section.
Please follow our Instagram page here for updates to make sure you do not miss out on any speaker events, pro bono opportunities and more.
We cannot wait to see you at our events!
Pro Bono Quiz Night
The Climate Crisis is Real: What can we do about it?
Street Law Programme
LSE x ILBF Packing day at the Royal Courts of Justice
Fundraiser for the Free Representation Unit
LSE x UCL x Cambridge Pro Bono Event
Increasing knowledge about what pro bono is and how to get involved at LSE
This event included an informative panel discussion on the role of law and other disciplines in combatting the clime crisis, followed by an audience Q&A
Helping young people in London to become ‘legally literate’ and to better understand their rights and responsibilities.
ILBF sends textbooks to law schools around the world that cannot afford them. This packing session was held at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Discussing the most pressing issues facing pro bono and the legal industry, such as the cost of living crisis and human rights issues.
Listen to Miriam’s (Pro Bono Officer 2022/23) interview with Haylea Campbell, a US qualified associate working in the pro bono department of Hogan Lovells.
Here is a glimpse at our initiatives for the 2023/24 academic year:
Pro Bono Week - Changing lives through pro bono
For the nationwide Pro Bono Week in November, we are organising an exciting panel discussion on how pro bono changes lives. Look out for updates about this on our Instagram and the Law Society newsletter.
Street Law Programme
We are going to continue delivering the Street Law Programme at London schools. The programme’s aim is to increase access to legal knowledge and teach students about the legal system.
Collaboration with the International Law Book Facility (ILBF)
We are excited to once again collaborate with the International Law Book Facility (ILBF) and organise a packing day at LSE. The ILBF sends secondhand legal books to not-for-profit organisations that need legal research resources.
Socials & much more!