Community Champion (4 June 2009)

University of Strathclyde Law Clinic shortlisted for Community Champion Public Service Team Award

The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic was last week recognised as a finalist in the Glasgow Community Champion Awards hosted by the Evening Times. This recognition event brings together Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, Strathclyde Police and the Evening Times to celebrate the selfless efforts of local heroes.

Attended by around 200 people, the Community Champions ceremony took place in the Partick Burgh Halls last Thursday (28 May 2009) where the Law Clinic was nominated for the Public Service Team award and was one of three finalists in the Central and West region.

The awards recognise the contribution of local individuals and organisations to their local community. For such a large area, being one of only three finalists is a great achievement for the Law Clinic and demonstrates that the work our student advisors carry out, providing free legal advice and representation to individuals most in need, is having a significant impact in the Glasgow area.

The nomination for this local award recognising the tireless efforts of the Law Clinic follows national success at the LawWorks & Attorney General Awards in March, where the Law Clinic was awarded the Best Contribution by a Law School to pro-bono legal work in the UK.