Student Pro Bono Guide

Find out how you can volunteer as a law student and participate in pro bono legal work after graduation.

What does the Guide include?

This Guide is prepared for Australian law students to encourage participation in pro bono legal work while studying and when pursuing careers as lawyers – whether in private practice, government, corporate or the community sector.

The Student Pro Bono Guide focuses on: 

  • defining pro bono and the broader legal assistance landscape for law students; 
  • mapping available options to students, including providing links to key opportunities boards and resources; 
  • proposing a timeline for these opportunities; 
  • providing tips on self-care while working in social justice; and 
  • the Centre’s ‘Recommended pro bono questions for students to ask prospective employers.’ 

More information on sourcing pro bono opportunities is here.

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