We are the recently established Lawyers Without Borders Student Division at the University of Sheffield!
Lawyers Without Borders is a registered charity and non-profit organisation made up of lawyers that volunteer their time (pro bono) and work internationally to promote the Rule of Law and access to justice within the area of human rights. The student division operates as entity of the parent organisation, Lawyers Without Borders.
The Student Division here at the University of Sheffield is joining a network of other student divisions across the UK. We will be promoting the work of Lawyers Without Borders by raising awareness of human rights related issues they deal with and promoting pro bono work to students. Throughout the year we will be hosting events that address certain human rights issues, encourage involvement from students in pro bono work, and also generate direct participation of students to projects that Lawyers Without Borders are working on. Anybody can be a member of this society or attend our events, non-law students are welcomed and encouraged to join!
Opportunities as a member of this society include volunteer work, priority to events, and the opportunity to be a part of the annual Rule of Law Innovation Challenge: each year, Lawyers Without Borders hosts an Innovation Challenge at a different university across the UK, and student divisions submit a proposal to a real-life problem or question which can be used by lawyers on projects. In the past, our team have partnered with Shearman & Sterling, though each year these partnerships change amongst different leading law firms.
Below are links to our society memberships and upcoming socials and events.