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Pro Bono: Pro Bono Landscape


This page features various publications relating to pro bono activities in Singapore.

Pro Bono Landscape

A selection of articles relating to pro bono work and legal aid:

1. Pro Bono In the Legal Profession

2. Legal Aid

3. Student Pro Bono

A selection of books on pro bono and clinical legal education available at the C J Koh Law Library:

A. Singapore

Helena Whalen-Bridge, ed, Pro bono in Singapore : the PBG story, (Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2016)

B. Asia

Shruvo Prosum Sarker, Clinical legal education in Asia: accessing justice for the underprivileged(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

C. Australia

Australian Pro Bono Centre, Pro bono partnerships and models : a practical guide to what works, 2nd ed. (Chatswood: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2016)


Robert Granfield & Lynn Mather, eds, Private lawyers and the public interest: the evolving role of pro bono in the legal profession, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009

Linden Thomas, Steven Vaughan, Bharat Malkani & Theresa Lynch, eds, Reimagining clinical legal education (Oxford: Hart, 2018)

Kevin Kerrigan & Victoria Murray, eds, A student guide to clinical legal education and pro bono, (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)


Samuel Estreicher & Joy Radice, Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Nelson P. Miller, Building your practice with pro bono for lawyers, (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2012)

Deborah L. Rhode, Pro bono in principle and in practice: public service and the professions, (Stanford: Stanford Law and Politics, 2005)

American Bar Association, Standards for programs providing civil pro bono legal services to persons of limited means, (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2014)

Aman Singh Das, Danielle Correa & the staff at Vault, The Vault Guide to Law Firm Pro Bono Programs, (New York: Vault Reports Inc, 2009)

1. Articles and Online Guides

COV-AID (2020)
COV-AID is made up of a team of NUS Law students. It was born out of the desire to help the community comprehend the vast number of laws, regulations and legal issues arising from COVID-19. Contains sections on Government Grants and Navigating COVID-19 Laws as well as academic essays and interviews with lawyers on the impact of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Legal Booklet for Migrant Workers (2020)
Guide covering some of the problems faced by migrant workers due to COVID-19 like salary, termination of employment and transfer issues. Published with the assistance of NUS Law students by the Centre of Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education. It is available in 5 other languages on the CPBCLE website.

COVID-19: Legal Factsheet for Migrant Workers (2020)
Created with the assistance of NUS Law students working under the NUS Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education. This Infographic is published in 5 other languages on the CPBCLE website.

Criminal Justice Club: Articles
Articles written by members of the CJC, NUS Law.

IP Arts Infopack 
Manual produced by the Intellectual Property Students' Association (NUS Law), and supported by IPOS and NUS Centre for the Arts. Seeks to equip visual and performing arts groups in Singapore with a basic framework for understanding IP protection in Singapore (2020)

Newsletter written by members of the Pro Bono Group, NUS Law.

When a Death Occurs: a Guide to Practical Matters
Published in partnership with Ang Chin Moh Foundation, this is a collaboration between Singapore Hospice Council and volunteer students from NUS Law supervised by AP Ruby Lee. It covers legal aspects relating to a death, including asset distribution.

2. Books/Theses

Doing Good Better: Why Lawyers Perform Pro Bono and How Different Lawyers Can Do It Better 
Academic dissertation by Ang Jian Kai (NUS Law, 2013)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deputyship Applications
MCA Deputyship Guidebook Project Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, NUS Law (2019)

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Lee Su-Lin
C J Koh Law Library
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+65 6516 2042
Subjects: Law

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Clement Lin
C J Koh Law Library
469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259773
+65 6516 2042
Subjects: Law