LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards 2011

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The winners of the 2011 Awards were announced on Wednesday, 30 March at the House of Commons.  The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, presented the awards to the winners and runners up and spoke out in support of all the students in the UK who have given their time to such activity.

Photos from this event can be viewed by clicking here.

The panel of judges was as follows:

Husnara Begum - Editor, Lawyer 2B
Kara Irwin - LawWorks Trustee and former Director of the BPP Law School Pro Bono Centre
Tom Laidlaw - Head of Academic Development, LexisNexis
John Wotton - Vice President of the Law Society of England & Wales

We are pleased to announce the winners in each category:

Best Contribution by an Individual Student

Winner

Alasdair Stewart, University of Strathclyde

Runner Up

Ryan Whelan, University of Aberdeen

Highly Commended

Best Contribution by a Law School

Winner

University of Kent

Runner Up

Queen Mary, University of London

Highly Commended

Best Contribution by a Team of Students

Winner

BPP Law School, Streetlaw Homeless Team

Runner Up

BPP Law School, School Exclusions Unit

Highly Commended

Best New Student Pro Bono Activity

Winner

University of the West of England, Domestic Abuse Service

Runner Up

BPP Law School, Islington Law Centre Form Filling Clinic

Highly Commended

For more information please contact Martin Curtis or Sarah Cox.  You can download a copy of the press release here.

The Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize 2011

For the second year running the Awards incorporated the Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize. The Foundation invited students to submit articles entitled: "Should it be compulsory to seek pro bono costs?".  The winners article will be published soon in the New Law Journal.

Winner

Andrew McIntyre, City Law School

Runner Up

Sam Kershaw, BPP Law School, Manchester

Highly Commended

  • Frederick Lyon, City Law School
  • James Potts, City Law School
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