Supporting the community

Pro Bono is a shortened Latin phrase which means ‘for the public, or common good’. The University of Leicester Pro Bono Society acts for the common good of the local community, and strives to support every individual possible.

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Welcome from Society President, Harleen Thandi and Co-President Harish VijayaKumar

"Hello! My name is Harleen, and I am delighted to be the President of The University of Leicester Pro Bono Society. I am so pleased to take on this role and represent all 14 projects empowering justice, truth, and compassion, truly making a difference to our students, local, and wider community. I am passionate about continuing the amazing work Pro bono has supported with over the years and hope to flourish the foundations of the project. I am proud of the dedication our students show towards Pro bono work and as a direct result, our students can gain both invaluable legal and non-legal experience, contribute positively to the wider community and develop their abilities both as individuals and team players. I look forward to working alongside students, the committee, and the wider community.

"Hello! I’m Harish, the Co-President of the University of Leicester Pro Bono Society. I’m grateful to have been elected to jointly oversee the running of 14 projects which each have a profound impact on the wider community. My passion for the law began at 13, as a powerless student who wrote to his Prime Minister demanding action for a clear breach of the law which impacted thousands. This sparked an interest in speaking out and acting for the common good, hence Pro Bono. In my role as Co-President, I intend to work towards increasing the outreach of our award-winning projects, as well as ensure our members gain invaluable skills from participation in these projects. My goal is to improve access to justice while ensuring all who interact with the Pro Bono Society have a positive and rewarding experience.

 
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Why Join Pro Bono?

Pro Bono consists of 12 exciting projects and applications for 2022/23 Project Director positions are now open.

Being part of the society is rewarding, helping people with access to justice while gaining legal skills, learning professionalism, and being involved in both career-related and social events. 

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News & Events

Find out about our latest news, events, and opportunities.

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Project Blogs

Read our member blogs and learn about the latest campaigns from all our projects.