Revealed: Shortlist for Attorney General’s student pro bono awards

College of Law (CoL) has been shortlisted for best contribution by a law school in the fourth Attorney General’s Pro Bono Awards for the third year running.

Derby, Queen Mary’s and Starthclyde universities are joined in the short-list by last year’s winners CoL.

Awards organiser and LawWorks head of projects Martin Curtis said he was looking forward to introducing the shortlisted canidates to the Attorney General Baroness Scotland on 31 March at the House of Lords where she will announce the winners.

“It was another really good year with more nominations than ever before and very little to separate the best projects and people. LawWorks is grateful to the panel of judges for all the work they have put in over the past few weeks in deciding on the short list, and to all those who took the time to produce their nominations,” added Curtis.

In addition to the law school category there are three other awards, best individual, team and new pro bono activity.

The judges, who whittled down the shortlist, this year included Lawyer 2B’s editor Husnara Begum, legal education consultant at Talkinglaw Richard Grimes, vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales Bob Heslett, and head of academic development at LexisNexis Tom Laidlaw.

<strong>The full shortlist:</strong>

<i>Best Contribution by a Law School</i>

The College of Law
University of Derby
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Starthclyde.

<i>Best Contribution by an Individual Student</i>

Alasdair Stewart (University of Strathclyde)
Alex Simmonds (Nottingham Law School)
Camilla Graham Wood (The College of Law, Bloomsbury)
Charlotte Skouby (BPP Law School, London)

<i>Best Contribution by a Team of Students</i>

Streetlaw Prisons Project – BPP Law School, London
Small Business Clinic – Northumbria University
University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society
Queen Mary Student Pro Bono Group
Law Clinic Committee – University of Strathclyde

<i>Best New Pro Bono Activity</i>

Bars in Their Eyes – Alex Simmonds & Nottingham Law School
BTUCCU Scheme – BVC Students, The College of Law, Birmingham
Community Legal Advice and Representation Service – University of the West of England/University of Bristol
Small Business Clinic – Northumbria University
Pink Law – Queen Mary, University of London

The event is being sponsored by LexisNexis.