In the legal profession there are lawyers who, out of kindness, use their legal skills to those who really need it; this is known as “pro bono” work. Pro bono comes from “pro bono publico”, a Latin phrase meaning “for the public good” , and concerns the provision of legal services for free to those requiring legal advice and/or representation who cannot afford to pay for it and where alternative means of legal aid are unavailable . But what is in there for law students? This essay will explain what benefits they could gain from pro bono work, and the range of opportunities available to them. Today, more law students are doing pro bono work than ever; a LawWorks report (2014) shows that about 70% of UK law schools offer legal services A predominant one are “legal advice clinics” set up by law schools which present an excellent opportunity to gain experience working on cases whilst also developing their key legal skills, supervised by an experienced practitioner. One example is the Northumbria Student Law Office, a successful clinical legal education scheme by Northumbria University , where students take part in a legal advice and representation scheme as part of academic development, covering a wide range of legal areas such as housing, family and employment . Others include “Streetlaw”, where links are built with schools or community groups to assist students in researching certain areas of law, then prepare and deliver interactive workshops on them; volunteering with legal organisations (eg. Citizens Advice Bureau) to give advice or assist them in their services; work on cases involving potential miscarriages of justice (“Innocence Project”); and enhance advocacy skills through the Free Representation Unit (FRI), among others . The importance of doing pro bono work as part of legal education is something that law students should take into account, not only due to the benefits it provides, both in developing key legal skills within a real-life context and enhancing graduate employability, but also because its charitable nature gives them a sense of having “given back” to their community by aiding those who seek out legal advice.