Introducing Jodie-Lee Boyle, our new Shipping Coordinator!

In this Q&A, we introduce the ILBF community to Jodie-Lee Boyle, our new Shipping Coordinator. Jodie-Lee is a law student at the University of Surrey, currently on her placement. She has taken the role of ILBF’s Shipping Coordinator for the remainder of the academic year.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hello, my name is Jodie-Lee Boyle. I am a Law LLB student at the University of Surrey, completing my placement year. I am the first of my family to attend university, so i’s really exciting. I absolutely love the topics of environmentalism and sustainability, and it is something always read into and take part in. Alongside my placement, I work in events, and I also work in an adventure park. I love to keep busy, and I enjoy developing a range of skill sets.

When and how did you become involved with ILBF?

I was researching where to apply for placements, and I struggled to find a place that aligned with my own goals and personal values. When I saw the advertisement for the ILBF and read what it was about, I knew I wanted to be apart of something that not only helps widen access to justice, but also ensures that legal books are not wasted.

What does your role as Shipping Coordinator involve?

The role as Shipping Coordinator is very diverse. On the one hand, there is the administrative side of utilising the data spreadsheet to make it as clear and concise as possible and reorganising folders and emails to make sure they remain as efficient as possible. On the other hand, the role also requires the ability to find and keep in contact with organisations for donations; managing applications and making decisions on them with appropriate judgement; and keeping recipients in the loop and ensuring they are satisfied with their donations. The role requires you to be able to work patiently and to be able to communicate with others to have a positive result.

What do you enjoy most about working with ILBF and look forward to in your role?

I enjoy knowing the work I’m doing makes a difference. I am part of a process that I can see come to fruition, and there is a no greater feeling than that. I am most looking forward to getting to know the team who keeps the ILBF alive and thriving and being able to help them with growing the organisation.

What does ILBF’s mission mean to you?

It feels incredible to be able to work in an organisation that recognises that the access to justice is not equal and is doing something about it. I think this, and the combination of reducing the amount of waste, is something that is very satisfying. I feel very honoured to be able to reduce gaps in the legal world.

What are your future plans and goals?

I want to become an environmental lawyer. I want to complete my degree and complete additional courses that can support this goal. I hope when I graduate, I can find work in organisations that defend the environment. I know it won’t be easy, however that does not deter me, it only encourages me to do more, so that goal becomes a reality.

What is your favourite book?

In this moment, my favourite book is ‘The Kraken Wakes’ by John Wyndham. It’s a speculative science fiction book that looks out how humanity would respond to its own extinction. I definitely recommend it.

We are delighted to welcome Jodie-Lee to the ILBF team. For shipping queries, Jodie-Lee can be contacted by emailing