2016 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 25, 2016
Vivek Maru nearly dropped out of law school. The law seemed too narrow and reactionary to be compatible with his self-proclaimed Gandhian approach. But he stuck with it and soon found the law could, in fact, have a restorative, constructive power to help people. He’s taken his unique view on the law and turned it into an international grassroots network of legal advocates that works to empower people across Africa and South Asia. He took the stage at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum to share how he’s making the legal system work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful.