Junior Lawyers Against Poverty (JLAP), which launched in April 2016, is a new initiative to encourage on-campus student participation in matters concerning human rights law and international development. JLAP will be run through individual campus societies, in universities throughout the UK and abroad, with a national steering committee responsible for ensuring continuity, motivating students and coordinating national events. The campus JLAP societies will run events, fundraise, campaign and raise awareness of international issues, focusing on using awareness of the law to bring an end to poverty.
JLAP has members at Bristol, Exeter, King’s College London, the London School of Economics, Manchester, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Nottingham, University College London and Warwick. Students have the opportunity to work on projects such as twinning between students in the UK and certain developing countries, a legal textbook drive and student law and development conferences. JLAP also has its own blog.
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