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BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre is hosting an evening discussion about the impact of student pro bono work.
Coinciding with National Pro Bono Week, the event on Wednesday, 4th November will touch upon why and how students engage in pro bono work, and will also consider the impact of this work on communities and how the experience can benefit the law careers of participants.
BPP University Law School’s Pro Bono Centre last night hosted a discussion on the enduring importance and value of student pro bono work.
Coinciding with National Pro Bono Week, the event was titled ‘Law Students Making a Difference to Their Communities’, and the panel members reflected on their experiences whilst encouraging students to take up their own voluntary legal work.
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