IDLO concluded a two-day program of visits at its Headquarters for international students from Coventry University Law School in the United Kingdom and Loyola University Chicago in the United States. In line with its partnership and knowledge sharing objectives, IDLO has partnered with various academic institutions and frequently hosts visits for students who have an interest in law and development work.
The groups visiting on July 12 and 13 consisted of students with diverse academic backgrounds and nationalities, ranging from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the United States, Palestine, India, Indonesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.
The discussions focused on the impact of IDLO’s work and importance of working in-country to face justice realities happening on the ground. During the sessions, the students shared their own experiences with the law and why they chose to pursue career paths advocating for justice. Many students in attendance represent future lawyers, judges and development professionals who look to IDLO for inspiration in their careers to advance the rule of law either at the international level, or for many, in their home countries.
IDLO spoke to Director Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Barrister Sandrea Maynard and some students from Coventry University to discuss what the rule of law and access to justice mean to them, and how this will shape their work as the next generation of justice actors.