Attorney General’s pro bono awards open for entries

Pro bono charity LawWorks is making a nationwide appeal for nominations for its fifth annual Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

The ceremony is designed to mark the exceptional contribution made by students and law schools to pro bono work in the UK and abroad.

As an added bonus to being publicly recognised for their work, the winners will be in with a chance to meet the new Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC who will present them with their awards at the ceremony at the House of Lords on 29 March 2011.

The following prize categories are open for nominations: Best Contribution by an Individual Student; Best Contribution by a Law School; Best Contribution by a Team of Students; and Best New Pro Bono Activity.

Earlier this year University of Warwick student Natasha Yusof scooped the Best Contribution by an Individual Student prize and Queen Mary University of London Pink Law Team won the Best Contribution by a Team of Students gong.

Northumbria University, meanwhile, scooped the award for Best Contribution by a Law School.
 Finally, Special Educational Needs Advice Line run by the University of Durham topped Best New Pro Bono Activity beating off fierce competition from Queen Mary, University of London and Market Law.

The awards are open to all students and law schools, the closing date for nominations is midnight on 30 January 2011.