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Pro bono

Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics Pro Bono Unit provides students with the opportunity to help members of the community with legal matters, completely free of charge.

Ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff, students and clients has been our priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This has meant that the wide range of pro bono schemes that we usually offer were on hold throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

Listed on these webpages are the schemes which were generally available prior to the pandemic. They do not represent our current portfolio, which is under review and will be updated during this academic year (2021/22).

If you are a prospective student or a representative from an organisation who wishes to work with us, please email with any queries.

Working with lawyers and a variety of organisations, we give our students a head start in their legal career by allowing them to develop their skills in client care, legal research, writing and public speaking by working on real cases before they leave university.

Students are supervised by qualified solicitors on casework which cover areas such environmental regulation and proposals, miscarriages of justice, support for people with learning disabilities, representation for asylum seekers and recovery of wrongly paid care home fees.

Learn about our history and our portfolio of work.

Our students and staff work to help people wrongfully convicted of crimes.

We work with a range of partners to help people with legal matters, completely free of charge.

Our academic experts and professional services staff oversee a variety of pro bono schemes.