Law For Change Canterbury is a regional branch of the national charitable trust, Law For Change. We are all about empowering young New Zealanders to use their legal skills in ways that will benefit the community. We do this through promoting public interest law issues, highlighting what public interest organisations are doing, and promoting alternative career pathways.
Consider joining if...
You want to know what else you can do with your law degree besides working for one of the big law firms; you want to use your legal knowledge and skills to help the community; you want to get some volunteering under your belt; you want to learn about public interest law issues; or you want to mix and mingle with some legal yo pros and find out what post-degree life is like!
Our lunchtime speaker series, Lunch For Change: We love our puns here at LFCC and we know you love the free pizza! Each Lunch For Change is made up of themed quick-fire talks to fuel your brains, free pizza to fuel your tummies and the opportunity to donate to a relevant charity. Last year our Natural Disasters and the Law and Access to Justice lunches pulled in great crowds, with donations going to World Vision’s Nepal earthquake appeal and to Pillars, a charity for children of prisoners. Come along to find out what topics we’ll focus on this year!
The annual Law For Change Canterbury Quiz Night: Our annual fundraiser and quiz night is an event not to be missed! It’s a chance for students, law faculty and yo pros from law firms to show their competitive sides and battle it out for the title of top team and great prizes! Always a good time, come along with a couple of friends, or solo and make some new ones!
Volunteering opportunities: Through LFCC, UC law students have been taking advantage of a really awesome opportunity to assist law firm Anthony Harper and the homeowners they represent with their group action against EQC. This opportunity, involving reviewing homeowners’ case files, is ongoing and is a great opportunity to add REAL legal experience to your CV. We’re talking about getting out of the classroom and applying your legal skills! Get in touch if you’d like to get involved.