Lawyers Without Borders is a student division that works with the charitable organisation with the same name. Our namesake 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. As a student division, we are inspired and guided by their work and organise human rights talks and research projects for students.
Last year, we held symposiums on Human Rights and Commercial Law and Human Rights and International Development. Our influential, knowledgeable speakers gave our student attendees a unique insight into these issues, identifying the key issues and proposing reform.
LWOB Logo designed by Kaie Slater (2018).
In 2017, we first published our Rule of Law Journal, the first of its kind at LSE. The journal is a compilation of articles from student writers, in their own perspectives, discussing contemporary issues and their implications for the rule of law. The journal aims 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 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
In the past few years, a number of students also participated in the annual LWOB Rule of Law Competition, held at King's College London. The competition gathers teams from a number of universities including LSE, KCL, QMUL, SOAS, Bristol, and Exeter, in which each team presented their solution to a given Human Rights issue in front over the Founder of LWOB, and lawyers from Linklaters and Ropes & Gray. The purpose of our last competition was to devise a creative way of informing Tanzanian people of certain issues such as human trafficking and wildlife crime.
We look forward to seeing you at any of our events!