Legal volunteer opportunities taken abroad are varied and many. A legal volunteer who takes part in such a program can choose to specialise in a number of different areas such as commercial agreements, corporate law, family law, insolvency law, insurance law, immigration law, intellectual property, competition and consumer rights, dispute resolution and litigation, labour and employment law, personal injury law, property law and conveyance, public interest law, retirement fund law, sports law, tax and estate planning or human rights.
For those who would like to expand beyond legal volunteer opportunities, some firms even offer the opportunity to observe those in accounting, management and business and labour planning to offer the participant well-rounded business knowledge on how each department can work with another. Placements can be situated in a busy, city location such as Beijing or Sydney whilst others may be in developing cities such as Buenos Aires or Ulaanbaatar. Please note, for those based in developing cities, facilities might be more basic than what volunteers could be used to at home and that tasks might take a little while longer to get done as opposed to the fast-paced working environments in the city. This could in turn, make them a lot more interesting though.
Legal volunteer opportunities exist in most countries of the world so if you would like to secure a placement on your gap year, contact one of our partners to help you.
Combine a law internship in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, with conservation and community projects on the stunning Indian Ocean Coast. Finished off with a trip to Zanzibar Island.
We are proud to place our interns in first class legal internships in Spain where you learn from top industry professionals, boost your resume and develop extensive professional networks.
Help raise awareness of the problems faced by marginalised groups in Argentina by volunteering on our Human Rights project.
Work closely with experienced Tanzanian lawyers and support staff on this project. Assist in consultations and raise awareness of human rights and belief in the legal system.
Whether you are considering a career in law or human rights or a graduate seeking practical experience, this placement will be a great and worthwhile opportunity to boost your CV!