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Cambridge Pro Bono Project

The Cambridge Pro Bono Project (‘CPP’) was established within the Faculty of Law in 2010, and launched by Professor Philippe Sands QC. Since then, the CPP has undertaken a number of major projects each year.


Since its inauguration, the CPP has partnered with dozens of bodies, including NGOs, charities, barristers’ chambers and courts. The CPP is a research centre, not a legal clinic. It works on a model which draws on the subject-matter expertise of graduate doctoral researchers, masters students, and Faculty experts, to produce reports on a wide range of public interest matters, including in the fields of public international law, criminal law, and domestic British public law.  

We welcome project submissions from individuals and organisations undertaking public interest work in a pro bono capacity.  

If you would like further information on the CPP or are interested in working with us – either as a project partner or a volunteer student – please see our FAQ. You may contact the Executive Committee at You can also follow the CPP on Twitter or Facebook.  



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Annual Event 2021-2022: Lord Justice Singh in conversation with Stephanie Palmer on The Unity of Law

8 April 2022

Updated Singh LJ We are delighted to announce that our annual event/lecture for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held on 27 April 2022 in LG19 of the David Williams building (law faculty). Please join us to hear Lord Justice Singh speak about his book The Unity of Law together with Dr Stephanie Palmer. All students...