Lawyers Without Borders UK

Student Division Launch & Development

LWOBThrough our Student Division, Lawyers Without Borders aims to expand pro bono opportunities for the next generation of lawyers. We have grown to over 15 UK based student divisions. This project will support continued expansion and development of these divisions.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136400)

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The culture of pro bono in the UK continues to grow and expand. Though interest and commitment is strong, young lawyers and future lawyers continue to face a shortage of international and human rights rule of law oriented pro bono opportunities. As more pro bono opportunities become available to law students, it is important that all universities, including those outside the 'red brick' criteria, can reap the benefits.


The continued expansion of the Student Division will provide law students with opportunities to become involved with the work of Lawyers Without Borders, rule of law, human rights and the culture of giving back. As developed by LWOB, the student division model is framed in a way that connects students with the chance to work in actual rule of law initiatives around the world--often working in partnership with and assisting law firms and lawyers also engaged on those same projects.