If you’re interested in using your law degree to work in the field of human rights then why not consider adding to your knowledge and contact base as well as giving your CV a boost at the same time by joining the Justice Student Human Rights Network?
The organisation also offers opportunities to undertake an internship in the summer after graduating with your law degree so the earlier you get involved the better equipped you’ll be to be able to make an outstanding application.
Click here to find out more about the JSHRN.
The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) has launched the third Jacques Leroy International Prize – Business and Human Rights for law students under 30 with the theme The Jurist and the Development of Human Rights in the Business World. The closing date is 30 June 2012.
Law students and trainee solicitors are invited to enter the Law Society’s annual Graham Turnbull essay competition. This year’s essay title is: ‘In the light of the growing prison population should we look for alternatives to imprisonment?’.
Find out more and apply. The deadline for entries is Friday 23 March 2012.
Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, worldwide.
Clive Stafford Smith, founder and director has been awarded the Judges’ Special Beacon Prize for Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement 2010 – a prize described by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the ‘Nobel Prize of the charity world’.
Reprieve recruits volunteers – see reprieve for more information.
If you’re interested in Human Rights Law, see The Guardian’s Human Rights section.