Nominations open for Student Pro Bono Awards

Pro bono charity LawWorks is calling for nominations for its sixth annual Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

The ceremony is intended to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by students and law schools to pro bono work.

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 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 awards are open to all students and law schools. The closing date for nominations is midnight on 29 January 2012.

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 27 March 2012.