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4 weeks to go!

Welcome to February! Four weeks to go to the deadline for the ILBF’s law undergraduate essay competition! Deadline is 29th February at 4pm. Why should law undergraduates enter our essay competition? It’s a chance to win a fantastic prize: a week’s work experience with our competition sponsors McDermott Will & Emery, and to have your […]

2023 in review

In 2023 we shipped 600 boxes of books to 19 organisations in 12 countries – that’s about 5,500 books. We worked with law students, lawyers, in-house legal teams, publishers and law librarians to sort and pack valuable legal textbooks. University of Surrey law students Jodie-Lee Boyle and Elaf Hamid made a considerable impact as shipping […]

Competition 2023-2024: launch event film

The launch of the ILBF law undergraduate essay competition 2023-2024, hosted by our competition sponsors McDermott Will & Emery, saw a remarkable turnout. We were delighted and honoured that The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, launched the competition. Our speakers included: Fiona Rutherford, Chief Executive […]

Grand summary: ILBF law undergraduate essay competition 2022-2023

In March 2023, we announced the winner of our law undergraduate essay competition 2022-2023. The response to the competition was excellent, with submissions from students across the country. We thank all entrants for participating and engaging with the question: ‘What difference can lawyers make in tackling the climate emergency?’  The depth of the research, insights […]

ILBF essay competition launch coming soon!

COP27 is well underway. Experts and politicians from across the world have gathered in Egypt to thrash out where we go next to tackle the climate emergency. It is a daunting task, not least for lawyers who have an important role to play in how the world deals with the challenge of climate change.   […]

Welcome to our new trustees

The ILBF is delighted to welcome Sophia Dirir and Dr Tawanda Hondora to the ILBF’s Board of Trustees. Sophiator. Sophia Dirir is General Counsel/Head of Legal Services at a leading UK children’s charity. She brings a wealth of strategic and regulatory knowledge of the charity sector. “I am delighted to be joining the Board of […]