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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.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of our pro bono schemes were unfortunately put on hold. As the academic year begins for 2022/23 we have relaunched a number of our schemes.

However, as we evaluate our offering (introducing, relaunching, and bringing some schemes to an end) those listed here are indicative of the range of schemes we have offered. An updated list of available schemes will be online in due course.

Therefore, if you are a prospective student who would like to talk to us about our current offering, 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.