By Emilia Kechagia
On 30 November 2021, UCL JLAP completed their first book drive of the academic year in association with the International Book Facility. The books are due to be shipped to Sierra Leone. The ILBF provides good quality second hand legal textbooks, donated by the UK legal community, to not-for-profit organisations in need of legal research resources across the globe. In the past eight years, the ILBF has sent over 20,000 law books, including student textbooks, legal encyclopaedias and law reports, to organisations in over 35, across Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, the ILBF has partnered with other organisations for specialised donations, including for example the establishment of a new library for prisoners in Uganda.
We collected more than 40 books, ranging from textbooks on Criminal Law and Contract Law to guides into becoming a barrister. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our efforts in the past months; students, academics, practitioners and alumni. Your excitement and generosity throughout is much appreciated.
‘It was a really heart-warming and rewarding experience. Seeing students coming into lecture theatres with bags full of books to donate made us all appreciate the value of such initiatives, which ultimately brought us closer as law students and peers’.