Northumbria University, Newcastle, has won a prestigious award recognising Northumbria Law School’s dedication to clinical legal education, exceptional degree programmes and pro bono legal assistance.
Students and staff travelled to London for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2014. As part of a ceremony in the Members’ Dining Room of the House of Commons, they were presented with a winners’ certificate for “Best Contribution by a Law School” from Attorney General Dominic Grieve.
Northumbria Law School claimed the same award in 2008 and 2010.
This latest success also comes just months after the University was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the outstanding work of its Student Law Office - the highest form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution
Elaine Campbell, Solicitor Tutor at Northumbria Law School, added: “Along with our previous wins this was the 10th time we have been nominated in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards, and we are delighted with the prestige and recognition it brings for the students and the Law School. It is further confirmation of the value of the work undertaken by the Student Law Office, the learning benefits our degree programmes offer to students and the free legal support the Law School as a whole provides for local communities.”
Paul Newdick CBE QC, Chairman of LawWorks, said that the judges had praised Northumbria’s exemplary record in its commitment to innovative degree programmes. Northumbria Law School, they said, leads the way in its integration of legal theory and practice, underpinned with an unparalleled level of support to those in need of legal assistance.
LawWorks is the country’s leading legal pro bono charity for solicitors, in-house counsel, mediators and students.
Date posted: April 4, 2014
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