Oxfam is in the process of launching a nationwide initiative called Junior Lawyers Against Poverty (JLAP), a project related to international development, poverty and human rights issues. JLAP’s underlying aim is to address Goal 16.3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: promoting the rule of law and ensuring equal access to justice for all. This will be a sub-section of Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty (http://www.oxfam.org.uk/donate/lawyers-against-poverty).
The Junior Lawyers network of students (both law and non-law) plans to organise on-campus fundraising events, visiting speaker events, academic articles and on and off-campus training in issues related to international law and development.
JLAP is represented at various universities across the country. The campus ambassadors work together on a national level to organise an academic journal, as well as book and language exchanges with partner schools in developing countries and other exciting projects.
We are very much in preliminary stages of the project, but excited to launch on campus this autumn! We are looking for students from all backgrounds (law or non-law), interested in international development who are wiling to help us develop new opportunities for students to engage in “real pro bono work”.