The NUS Pro Bono Group is a student-run organization dedicated to the promotion of pro bono among law students in the Faculty of Law, NUS. We strongly believe that true legal service is truly for the public good. It brings benefits to both the community and the volunteer, and we seek to spread this message to our peers by informing them about the pro bono movement in Singapore and to involve them in pro bono service. We hope that by encouraging law students to participate in pro bono activities during their time in law school, more law students will be inspired to contribute their valuable legal skills to the Singaporean community at large even when they enter the profession.
Under the guidance of our Faculty Advisor A/P Helena Whalen-Bridge, the NUS Pro Bono Group has grown in strength, from about 50 students in 2007/2008, to over 300 students participating in our activities today. We have over 20 projects, ranging from Legal Education to Research and Clinical programmes, both local and overseas.The NUS Pro Bono Group has also been featured in the Straits Times, the Today newspaper, Lian He Zao Bao and even on Channel News Asia.
For more information, please visit our website (above).
Why we were set up:
Mr. Joseph Wong, then a fourth-year law student, recognized the need for more pro bono legal work to be done in society and wanted to cultivate the spirit of pro bono in law students before they embarked on their professional careers. Therefore, he set up the NUS Pro Bono Group in February 2005 with the intention of informing, involving and inspiring law students to meet society’s legal needs through pro bono legal work.