Bake sale coming to library
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 00:10
The UConn Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) Student Group is hosting a bake sale in the Homer Babbage Library on Wednesday from 11a.m. – 4p.m.
The event will feature a variety of fall themed goods such as crisp apple cider, rich pumpkin bread and an assortment of muffins.
Proceeds from this event will go on to assist various Lawyers Without Borders causes both internationally and at a university level.
UConn LWOB allows students with an interest in humanitarian aid and international law to interact with the global socially concerned organization, UConn LWOB Students involved are able to help support this organization both through research assistance and fundraising.
According to the club’s Chief Operating Officer Marie Mackie, the scope of Lawyers Without Borders projects include work and development in a multitude of different countries such as “Albania, Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Haiti and Colombia.”
The range of legal issues dealt with by LWOB are equally diverse, ranging from political problems, such as electoral violence and corruption, to social issues, such as succession and inheritance rights and domestic violence.
Later this year, UConn LWOB is planning to attend both an Amnesty International Conference in Boston and a U.N. conference.