Final call for Student Pro Bono award nominations

Pro bono charity LawWorks is calling for last minute nominations for its sixth annual student awards.

The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2012 are open to all students and law schools, with the closing date for nominations set for midnight on Sunday 29 January 2012.

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 Strathclyde student Alasdair Stewart scooped the ‘best contribution by an individual’ prize and the University of Kent won the ‘best contribution by a law school’.

BPP Law School Streetlaw Homeless Team, meanwhile, scooped the award for ‘best contribution by a team of students’. Finally, the Domestic Abuse Service run by the University of the West of England topped ‘best new pro bono activity’.

The Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC will present them with their awards at the ceremony at the House of Lords on 27 March 2012.