UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Centre for Access to Justice nominated for pro bono award

29 April 2021

The UCL Centre for Access to Justice has been shortlisted in the Best Contribution by a Law School category at the LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards 2021.

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UCL Laws is delighted to announce that the UCL Centre for Access to Justice has been shortlisted for the LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools, and the Centre has been shortlisted under the category of Best Contribution by a Law School.

Rachel Knowles, Head of Legal Practice said

"The award nomination is great news and I would like to thank the team for all of their hard work. It is also fantastic for the Centre’s pro bono work to be recognised alongside the work of the Clinic, reflecting the passion and dedication of our student volunteers.
Testimonials from clients and partners continue to emphasise the importance of access to justice we are so proud of the service we are able to provide for those who need it most." 

The Centre combines legal education with the provision of pro bono advice to vulnerable communities through the integrated legal advice clinic (UCL iLAC). UCL iLAC is staffed by UCL Laws students working under the supervision of experienced, qualified advisers and solicitors. 

The Centre also coordinates pro bono projects with a range of partners to maximise the opportunities students have for engaging in meaningful activities alongside their studies.

Alasdair Douglas, Chair of LawWorks, said:

“Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards - it's been clear from the large number of nominations that, despite the pandemic, pro bono initiatives are thriving at UK law schools. I'd like to thank the judges for their time - choosing from so many excellent and high-quality nominations is a difficult task. But, above all, thank you to all those nominated for their commitment to helping those in need of legal support."

The winners will be announced at a remote awards ceremony on May 12th with the Attorney General, the Rt Hon. Michal Ellis QC MP.

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