Law Clinic Student Advisor Roisin Donnelly received national recognition for the contribution she has made to the Law Clinic at this year’s LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards. Roisin finished runner up in her category for Best Contribution by an Individual Student.
The award ceremony was held on Wednesday 26 April at the Houses of Parliament and was the eleventh annual LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards. The Awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools as well as the positive impact of those activities.
Commenting on her success, Roisin remarked:
It was an honour even to be shortlisted for the award, and particularly to be the only student shortlisted from Scotland! It would be difficult to pick a highlight of my time with the Law Clinic over the last five years, but hearing my name read out as Runner Up in recognition of my work with the Clinic, and against such excellent candidates, would certainly be at the top. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who wrote such lovely words for my nomination – reading those would alone have been enough reward.
It is really important that law students everywhere continue not to pass by those most in need. It was extremely inspiring to meet those from universities across the UK who attended the awards and to see the many ways in which Clinics continue to help those most in need.