Amicus is an international charity that defends the rights of those facing capital punishment. It focuses on ensuring fair and complete representation for the defendant and ensures that the death penalty is not applied unfairly or disproportionately to a demographic or group. Through its work, the charity seeks to raise awareness of abuses of defendant’s rights and improve access to justice.
Our project assists these objectives in two main ways. The first is through our two dedicated fundraising teams that give Amicus the ability to continue their crucial work and ensure that they are at the forefront of research and legal trends through their caseworkers, internship programme and lawyers. The second string to our bow is a research team that was brand new for the 2018 academic year. This team is provided with both historic and live cases from its US caseworkers and Amicus’ affiliate firms for us to scrutinise for legal error, inconsistency or unfair representation. For more information about the charity please visit
The Amicus Charity and the Pro Bono Society are pleased to announce the continued success of our research team. The University of Leicester Law School is now one of two universities who have the privilege of being affiliated with this status. Thank you to the University of Leicester for their support and helping us achieve a new goal!
If you have any questions about how to apply to be a part of the Amicus project please get in touch with the director, Harrison Jowett, at
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