Deadline to win a free place at BPP nears

BPP Law School is calling for final applications for its competition that will see it give away two free places on its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and one on its Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Now in its sixth year, the competition asks students to write about a subject that is close to the legal professions: pro bono. Lawyer 2B is looking for an article on any community, voluntary or charitable work project that you, your law school or university has been involved in during the past 12 months.

Alternatively, you could write about an initiative that you may not have worked on, but which nevertheless inspires you.  The feature needs to be 1,500 words long, and will appear in the summer 2011 issue of Lawyer 2B magazine.

Dean of BPP Peter Crisp said: “There was an overwhelming response to last year’s competition, with a very high standard of entries. Entrants demonstrated excellent writing skills and the personal experiences were impressive. The judges were faced with a tough challenge drawing up the shortlist and selecting the winners. We’re continuing with the same theme this year as part of our commitment to pro bono. Good luck to all our entrants.”

The deadline is approaching fast so if you want to win a free place on BPPs LPC and GDL courses do not delay sending your entries.

The winners of the 2009/10 competition were Eirwen-Jane Pierrot and Emma Krijnen-Kemp. Pierrot, who won the GDL prize, was working at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, while Krijen-Kemp, the LPC winner, was doing her GDL and is now completing her LPC at BPP’s Manchester arm.

Krijen-Kemp said: “I had to take a second job and save for two years to do my GDL and would have probably had to do the dame for the LPC. Now I wont have to worry.”

Details of the winning articles are below:

’Work hard, play hard, give back’: How pro bono is keeping legal services alive – by Eirwen-Jane Pierrot

Family rights on The Rock by Emma Krijnen-Kemp

The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 11 February 2011. Click here for full details.