*MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF DEGREE DISCIPLINE*
Lawyers Against Poverty was set up by Oxfam in 2015 by a group of lawyers passionate about fighting the injustice of poverty worldwide and promoting access to justice. LAP’s founding members aimed to build a community of lawyers willing to use their skills to tackle social inequality and, through LAP’s Justice Fund, to support strategic legal interventions to alleviate poverty worldwide.
LAP also encourages on-campus student participation in humanitarian issues and international development. They do so through the various JLAP student divisions. Aberdeen University Junior Lawyers Against Poverty is one such divisions.
AUJLAP was established in 2021 by Hira Akram with the aim of providing flexible volunteering opportunities to students at the University of Aberdeen.