Pro Bono Lecture Series

Students listening to a Law lectureThe Pro Bono Lecture Series provides students with the opportunity to learn more about pro bono and hear from experts within the field. There are normally 2-4 speakers each academic year. Past topics/speakers have included:

  • Student Pro Bono Work in American Capital Defence
    Professor Julian Killingley, Amicus
  • The Role of NGOs and Student Volunteer Opportunities in African Prisons
    Alexander McLean, Director General, African Prisons Project 
  • The Work of Public Interest Lawyers and the Promotion of International Justice
    Tessa Gregory, Solicitor with Public Interest Lawyers
  • Is there a future in representing the dispossessed in a time of austerity?
    Manjit S Gill QC, barrister at No 5 Chambers
  • Securing the Human Rights of Prisoners: Ending Torture and Injustice in Pakistan and Guantanamo
    Owen Watkins, Caseworker with Reprieve
  • Children in Trouble with the Law
    Laura Janes, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Challenging Poverty and Fighting for Social Justice
    Pete Lowen, CEO of Birmingham Law Centre
  • 1.4 Billion Reasons: The Role of Lawyers in Eradicating Poverty
    Chara de Lacey, Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

Please contact the Lecture Series Co-ordinator if you are interested in speaking to our students about your work. Travel expenses can be reimbursed. Contact details can be found on the About the Pro Bono Group Page.