Attorney General’s Pro Bono Awards shortlist unveiled

The College of Law has been shortlisted for best contribution by a law school in the fourth Attorney General’s Pro Bono Awards for the fourth year running.

Awards organiser and LawWorks head of projects Martin Curtis will be introducing the shortlisted candidates to the Attorney General Baroness Scotland on 30 March at the House of Lords where she will announce the winners.

In addition to the law school category there are three other awards, best individual, team and new pro bono activity.

Meanwhile, candidates who have been shortlisted for the best individual category are in with the chance of being offered a two-week stint in the US to take part in pro bono work.

The judges, who whittled down the shortlist, this year included Lawyer 2B’s editor Husnara Begum, tribunal judge Hugh Brayne, Tom Laidlaw, head of academic development at LexisNexis as well as the Vice president of the Law Society for England & Wales Linda Lee.

The full shortlist:

Best Individual

Rebecca Campbell (The College of Law, Moorgate)

Philip Kaisary (Oxford Brookes)

Richard Kwan (BPP Law School)

Liam McLean (University of Strathclyde)

Judith Onley (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Natasha Yusof (University of Warwick)

Best Team of Students

University of Kent – Immigration & Asylum Team

Queen Mary University of London – Pink Law Team

University of Strathclyde Law Clinic Committee

Toynbee Hall – Student Advisors at the Free Legal Advice Centre

Best Law School

The College of Law

University of Kent

University of Manchester

University of Northumbria

University of the West of England

Best New Pro Bono Activity

University of Durham – Special Educational Needs Advice Line

University of Exeter – Debt Literacy

Queen Mary University of London – Market Law

University of Warwick – YOU*th Inspire