LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

LawWorks is delighted to announce the shortlist of nominees for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

The Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in the House of Commons. Supported by the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox MP QC, the awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools.

The awards incorporate the Access to Justice Foundation Award for an educational body or student which has made a significant contribution to promoting access to justice. The winners of the Advocate and LawWorks Law School Challenge 2018 – 2019 will also be presented with an award at the event.

To recognise the contribution that technology makes in improving access to justice and the delivery of pro bono we have added a new category ‘Best LegalTech Contribution’ for the 2019 Awards.

The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards are kindly sponsored by LexisNexis.

Below is a list of the shortlisted nominees:

 

Best Contribution by a Law School

  • Brunel Law School, Brunel University, London
  • Leicester Law School, University of Leicester
  • Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University
  • School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • School of Law, Ulster University
  • School of Law, University of Manchester
  • School of Law, University of South Wales

 

Best Contribution by a Team of Students

  • Access to Justice Advice Clinic and Immigration Law Clinic, University of Exeter Law School
  • Cardiff Law School Innocence Project, Cardiff University
  • Liverpool Law Clinic Family Court Project, University of Liverpool
  • Refugee Family Reunion Project, Plymouth Law Clinic, University of Plymouth
  • Swansea Law Clinic, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University
  • University of Strathclyde Law Clinic

 

Best Contribution by an Individual Student

  • Abigail Fernandes – Aston University
  • Anthony Dillon – BPP Law School (London Holborn), BPP University
  • Catherine Duggan – School of Law, University of Essex
  • Giulia Mazzu – Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
  • Jessica Latham – Law School, Staffordshire University
  • Martyna Proczek – School of Law, Aberdeen University
  • Mozes Salvatore – Westminster Law School, University of Westminster

 

Best Legal Tech Contribution

  • Online Project, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic
  • Open Justice Law Clinic, The Open University Law School

 

Best New Student Pro Bono Activity

  • Anglia Law School Law Clinic, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anti-Trafficking Legal Project, Liverpool Law Clinic, University of Liverpool
  • Business Law Clinic, University of Central Lancashire
  • St Hilda’s East Legal Advice Clinic, St Hilda’s East Community Centre, BPP University and Macfarlanes LLP
  • Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic, Staffordshire University
  • University of South Wales Legal Advice Clinic, University of South Wales

 

Alasdair Douglas, Chair of LawWorks said:

"On behalf of LawWorks, I am grateful to all the Law Schools and students who have been nominated and commend them on their efforts. It is encouraging to see that student pro bono is so well embedded and so supported at UK Universities, and we congratulate all those who have been shortlisted."

 

James Harper, Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR for LexisNexis UK & Ireland said

"It is an honour to continue our long running support of these Awards, as part of our central objective of advancing the Rule of Law.  The standard of entries this year was incredibly high and is a reflection of the impressive, innovative and vital pro bono work being delivered across the country by students and Law Schools.  We were particularly pleased to see entries for the new LegalTech contribution, reflecting the role that technology should play in improving how we address gaps in access to justice.  Our heartfelt congratulations to all those nominated and shortlisted!​"

 

Those shortlisted for the Access to Justice Foundation award for an educational body or student making a significant contribution to promoting access to justice are:-

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Lucy Chapman, City, University of London

  • Plymouth Law Clinic, University of Plymouth

 

This year's top three winners of the Law School Challenge are:

  1. Liverpool John Moores University
  2. University of Leeds
  3. University of Huddersfield

 

Notes to editors:

1) The judges for the 2019 Awards were:-

  • Christina Blacklaws, President, Law Society
  • Peter Farr, Trustee, CILEx Pro Bono Trust

  • James Harper, Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR for LexisNexis UK & Ireland

  • Joshua Richman, Senior Editor, LawCareers.Net

  • Leanne Targett-Parker, Chair, Bar Council Pro Bono Committe

2) The awards ceremony will be hosted by High Court Judge Sir Robin Knowles CBE. The awards are now in their 13th year.

3) For further information please contact [email protected]

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