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We’re passionate about public interest law, that is, legal practice in the service of otherwise unrepresented or under-represented people or interests. This covers many areas, such as access to justice, environmental issues, criminal defence, human rights, law and social policy, etc. Find out more about public interest law.

Cambodia – looking back

Flossie Van Dyke, 31 January 2014

When I moved to Southeast Asia earlier last year I had no idea what was waiting for me. Heat sweats, parasites and near-death traffic incidents weren’t exactly what I imagined when I decided to take [keep reading]

JustSpeak: Matters of substance

Matthew Taylor, 24 September 2013

Matters of Substance is the NZ Drug Foundation’s quarterly print magazine, available to subscribers and their members. One of Law for Change’s affiliated organisations, JustSpeak, has been featured in the August 2013 issue: Opinion — [keep reading]

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