In this free OpenLearn course, Pro bono work and social justice, you have focused on developing your understanding of pro bono and the benefits for students participating in pro bono activities. You considered the relationship between pro bono and legal aid, and you evaluated whether pro bono should be mandatory. The theme of social justice was explored and you examined how innovation can address the justice gap. You considered the development of the online court and the role that crowdfunding may play in facilitating access to justice.
You should now be able to:
- explain the concept of ‘pro bono’
- explain and evaluate the relationship between pro bono and legal aid
- critically analyse, evaluate and discuss materials relating to social justice
- critically analyse, evaluate and discuss materials relating to justice and technology.
If you are unsure about any of these, go back and reread the relevant section(s) of this OpenLearn course.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.