Legal volunteer Veera Singh tells us about her experience volunteering at the at NJP and reflects on how volunteering can benefit law students.
Disrupting power imbalances: Ariane Dozer
A day in the life of Ariane Dozer sounds truly hectic. “No two days are the same,” she laughs. “I’m juggling lots of different moving parts! My day might include meeting with partners to collaborate with on projects; drafting or reviewing content or submissions or other policy work; and there might be some legal work thrown in there. I might …
“I don’t want to waste the lived experience and skills I have”: Romina Reyftmann on giving back
For Romina Reyftmann, her upbringing, skillset and education compel her to champion human rights issues and advocate as strongly as she can for National Justice Project clients.
“Everyone deserves dignity” – Nicola Kaldor on why we must intensify the fight for refugee rights
“I think once people are able to take a different world perspective…then they can have a more generous and compassionate view of the world that other people are in and struggles other people are having.”
“I feel that need to make a difference”– Dana Rutner on activating her passion for social justice
“I think with the work that we do at the National Justice Project, even the smallest little thing that we do, allows someone to feel that they have a voice and that they’ve got the power to make change in their own life.”
“If you don’t fight for someone else, who is going to fight for you?”: Steve Castan on the next generation of social justice advocates
Having grown up surrounded by human rights and social justice matters, it comes as no surprise that Steve Castan is an extremely hands-on and invested Chair of the National Justice Project’s Board.
“I will always be advocating because of my history” – Sarin Zaitounian on her passion for social justice
“Being in their corner and advocating for them itself is the greatest reward you can take out of this legal internship.”
“I care for these people like they are my own family” – Elika Chaparian on standing with refugees
“It is not just a normal client-lawyer relationship, I genuinely care for these people like they are my own family.”
Lauren Davies on finding inspiration through the strength of clients
“Our clients have to consistently deal with grief and loss, and they are always fighting for social justice – not just for their own family, but to ensure that other families don’t have to go through the same experience.”