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Pro bono work and social justice
Pro bono work and social justice

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Pro bono work and social justice

Introduction

Pro bono involves lawyers and law students giving up their time on a voluntary basis to help people who need legal assistance but do not have the means to afford it. In this free OpenLearn course, Pro bono work and social justice, you will consider the role of pro bono in law schools. You will examine the relationship between pro bono and legal aid, and evaluate whether pro bono should be mandatory. The theme of social justice will be explored and you will examine how innovation can address the justice gap. You will consider the development of the online court and the role that crowdfunding may play in facilitating access to justice.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course W360 Justice in action. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]