Deadline for Attorney General’s pro bono awards nears

Pro bono charity LawWorks is making its final call for nominations for its fifth annual student awards ceremony.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve

The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2011 are open to all students and law schools with the closing date for nominations set for midnight on Sunday 30 January 2011.

LawWorks Head of Projects Martin Curtis said: “We’re certain that the law schools’ efforts will make a great impression on the new Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, and reinforce the importance and value of the pro bono work being done by students across the country.”

“Best of luck to all who enter – we really appreciate all of the effort that goes into the projects you create and run and hope the awards are an opportunity to recognise that investment,” he added.

The event was originally devised to recognise students and law schools that have made exceptional contributions to pro bono work in the UK and abroad.

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.

Last 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, and the 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.