lawyers without borders
LWOB Logo designed by Kaie Slater (2018).
Lawyers Without Borders is a charitable organisation that harnesses the pro bono work of lawyers from around the world into volunteer service in global rule of law, capacity building and access to justice initiatives. We have set up student division of Lawyers Without Borders as a sub-committee in the society, and plan to organise human rights research projects that students can get involved in.
In 2016, we set up a Student Research Task Force, which received an incredible amount of applications. The primary role of those selected was to do research for law firms in their pro bono efforts, but the team took on a number of other projects:
The Rule of Law Journal published in April 2017 was the first of its kind at the LSE.
The journal is a compilation of articles from student writers, in their own perspectives, regarding contemporary issues and its interactions with the rule of law. The aim of the journal is to provide readers with a more holistic understanding of what the rule of law denotes and to foster a greater awareness as to its importance in facilitating for a functioning democratic society.
The journal has been published on a digital publishing platform to offer readers a more immersive experience, the link to which is: https://issuu.com/lselwob/docs/lwob_journal_final
A special thank you to Natalie Tsang whose efforts and talents were invaluable to the creation of the journal as well as to the other writers whose efforts are crystallised in the quality of the articles produced.
A number of students also participated in the annual LWOB Rule of Law Competition, held at King's College London. The competition gathered teams from a number of universities including LSE, KCL, QMUL, SOAS, Bristol, and Exeter, in which each team presented their entry in front over the Founder of LWOB, and lawyers from Linklaters and Ropes & Gray. The purpose of the competition was to devise a creative way of informing Tanzanian people of certain issues such as human trafficking and wildlife crime.