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Queen Mary Pro Bono Society

Get your foot in the law door

The Queen Mary Pro Bono Society (QMPBS) is a student-led non-profit organisation, which has a primary focus on increasing understanding of justice and the law itself in a vast array of areas by engaging members in volunteering, fundraising and networking opportunities.

Members can participate in various placements with London based firms such as Reed Smith and Clifford Chance, as well as participate in our international placements all across the globe reaching from Australia, to Ghana, India, Singapore, and Cyprus. Furthermore, QMPBS offers an internship with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development whereby members can gain legal experience concerning this niche area of law.

Members also have the incredible opportunity to volunteer at local charities like Whitechapel Mission and the Holy Cross Centre, as well as help the Pro Bono Society continue to work together with the Tower Hamlets Community Church to provide guidance and legal support.

In addition to our placement and volunteer schemes, we host numerous events concerning contemporary legal and political issues. Over the years, we have hosted various events ranging from talks with barrister Toby Cadman, lectures on Domestic Violence with Refuge, presentations on Surviving Death Row with Amicus International, and conferences concerning cuts to legal aid with former Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association, Robin Knowles. Other events hosted include: ‘How to get a first’, Speed Networking, and Women at the Bar and the Judiciary.

Overall, QMPBS is a very busy and lively society, offering lots of invaluable opportunities for its members, while providing incredibly important services to local and international communities.

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