Nominations open for Student Pro Bono Awards

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

The ceremony, which will take place at the House of Commons on 25 March 2013, 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.

Nomination forms, instructions and details on the past winners over the last six years can be found at http://www.lawworks.org.uk/student_awards_2013.

Last year, BPP Law School student Andrianna Yianni won the “best contribution by an individual” prize for her commitment to pro bono work as Student Director and the University of Hull won the “best contribution by a law school” for its fledgling legal advice centre.

University of Strathclyde scooped a gong for a second year running in the awards, winning “best contribution by a team of students” for its law clinic.

Elsewhere “best new pro bono activity” was split between two winners. The University of Kent scooped the award for its Public Access to Land Projects, while the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn won a trophy for its pro bono initiative called Vocalise.

The deadline for submission of nomination forms is midnight on Sunday 27January 2013.