Getting Involved in Pro Bono at Birmingham

Student listening in a lectureTo participate in the activities of Birmingham Pro Bono Group, students must be a member having submitted a successful application in the preceding academic year. 

Our recruitment procedure vets students to ensure its members are in a good position to carry out the pro bono work required. Successful students are trained and briefed at the beginning of the following academic year. There are currently 160 members participating in our activities.

If you are a current Birmingham Law student you will find further information in our Student Intranet on WebCT

Why get involved?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting involved with Pro Bono activity as a law student:

  • Help the community by assisting us to resolve all kinds of legal issues and problems.
  • Use your skills to really make a difference to people's lives.
  • Gain experience relevant to your desired career and help realise your goals.
  • Increase your employability by developing as a lawyer and a person.
  • Hone your practical skills by gaining real face-face client contact, interviewing, research and drafting skills.
  • Demonstrate your commitment, flexibility, team-work and ability to take on an active decision-making role.
  • Prove yourself and develop your confidence.
  • Work closely with qualified solicitors and barristers