Legal Policy & Research Unit
The IBA Legal Projects Director oversees the Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) and the Bar Issues Commission project lawyers. The team undertakes research, and develops and implements innovative strategies, projects and initiatives that are relevant to business and the rule of law, the global legal profession and the broader global community.
Our areas of work
Digital Disruptive InnovationRead more
Bar related project workRead more
Anti-corruption and CommercialRead more
Future Trends and FocusRead more
Business and EthicsRead more
The LPRU have created and contributed to a number of legal reports, articles and guidance documents.See all reports
Legal Internship Programme
Intern positions are available for undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and newly qualified lawyers.How to apply
Project Proposal Processs
Could your project benefit from the support of the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit?Find out more
News and recent releases
Public Events & External Engagement
Courts as Climate Activists
Recent LPRU intern Patrick Morrish has written an article on Climate conscious courts, and the differing approach of three major jurisdictions to the climate crisis and environmental law.
Modern Lawyer: Pioneers, Purpose and Profit - towards a more sustainable law firm business model
Sara Carnegie contributed to an article in Modern Lawyer on the question of law firm purpose - what it is, what it could be, why it matters and how law firms should approach it.
Podcast series: Sustainable Law in Action
The LPRU has released a new episode in its podcast series. In this episode Sara Carnegie talks to Ukrainian lawyer Nazar Chernyavsky about the role of a lawyer in wartime.
European Economic and Social Committee
George Artley spoke at the EESC event The rule of law: understanding it better to defend it better in Slovakia.
Collective Action Conference
Sara Carnegie spoke at this conference at the Basel Institute on Governance on the role of the legal profession in the fight against corruption.
Webinar: Addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination in the legal profession - a view from the regulatory perch
Efforts to address discrimination, harassment and bullying in the legal profession are necessary. But what does that mean from a professional regulatory context? What is the IBA doing to help the global legal profession grapple successfully with these pervasive problems? Watch the webinar here.
Legal Asia 2022: Re-Disrupting the New Norm
Anurag Bana spoke on Cyber Law: The Pursuit of Digital Sovereignty and its Legal Implications at Legal Asia's Kuala Lumpur conference. View his presentation here.