LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2021

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

The annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards will be celebrated at an online awards ceremony on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

Supported by the Attorney General, the awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools and the positive impact on those assisted. 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.

To watch the ceremony please register on Eventbrite.

The shortlisted nominees are:

Best Contribution by a Team of Students

  • Streetlaw Online Student Team, BPP University Law School Pro Bono Centre
  • Cardiff Innocence Project Student Team Leaders, Cardiff University
  • Talking Legal Student Society Committee, University of Law (Nottingham)
  • The Family Law Clinic team, University of Plymouth Law Clinic
  • Initial Advice Clinic, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic

Best New Pro Bono Activity

  • Legal Advice Centre, University of Bolton
  • Dads House Legal Clinic
  • King's IP Clinic, King's Legal Clinic, King's College London
  • The Protea Clinic, King's Legal Clinic, King's College London
  • The Justice Hub Virtual Vacation Scheme, The University of Manchester
  • Midlands Employment Rights Advice Line, University of Law
  • University of London Refugee Law Clinic
  • Staffordshire University Legal Advice Centre, Staffordshire University

Best Contribution by an Individual

  • Molly Brown, Nottingham Trent University
  • Sonia Gandhi, University of Leicester
  • Natasha Godsiff, University of Cambridge
  • Amanda Ignatia, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
  • Annabel Pike, University of Essex

Best Contribution by a Law School

  • Aston Law Clinic, Aston University
  • Hertfordshire Law School
  • University of Law
  • Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Plymouth Law Clinic
  • Refugee Rights Hub, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University
  • UCL Centre for Access to Justice
  • Ulster University Law Clinic

Access to Justice Foundation Award

The Access to Justice Foundation award for an educational body or student making a significant contribution will also be announced on May 12th; the shortlist is:

  • Bangor Law School
  • Cambridge University Law Society (Pro Bono Department)
  • School of Law, University of Leeds
  • Pro Bono Centre, BPP University
  • Pro Bono Team, University of Law
  • University of Plymouth Law Clinic
  • Ulster University Law Clinic

The judges for the 2021 Awards are:

  • Simon Davis, former President the Law Society of England and Wales;
  • Peter Farr, Head of Civil Law Policy, Ministry of Justice;
  • 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 Committee;
  • Rohini Teather, Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Legal Aid Practitioners Group.

LawWorks would like to congratulate all shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations. LawWorks would also like to thank the judges for their hard work in drawing up the shortlist from a very impressive list of nominations, and Lexis Nexis for their sponsorship of the Awards

All of the nominees will be invited to attend an online awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

See also: Press release: Student Pro Bono Awards shortlist announced

Need to get in touch?

If you have a question about the awards, please contact:

Peter Jackson, Communications Officer, 020 7092 3952

James Sandbach, Director of Policy and External Affairs, 020 7092 3943

The LawWorks and Attorney General's Student Pro Bono Awards are sponsored by:

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