The Access to justice foundation 2012 student competition: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”: How should pro bono be funded?

February 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm Leave a comment

How to fund Pro Bono legal services? Law students who elaborate  innovative and well-argumented answers to the question will get a chance to receive the 2012 Student Competition Award of The Access to Justice Foundation.

The article should be aimed at the legal profession, as the winning entry will be published (last  year’s was published in the New Law Journal). In addition to discussing the existing and potential  funding sources the writer may, for example, wish to discuss any implications of Jackson LJ’s  Review of Civil Litigation Costs and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill  2011-12 as well as the Civil Justice Council Report on Access to Justice for Litigants in Person  published in November 2011.

The winner will receive the Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize, which will be presented  by HM Attorney General at the student awards at the House of Commons on 27 th  March 2012.  They will also receive £300 of book vouchers kindly donated by LexisNexis to be spent on books  from their range.  Please submit your article in Word format to competition@atjf.org.uk by the deadline of 5pm on  28 th  February 2012. Undergraduate and postgraduate law  students may apply, including LPC  and BPTC students. The competition will be judged by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation  chaired by former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC .

Read the full text of the announcement of the 2012 student competition here

The article should be aimed at the legal profession, as the winning entry will be published (last year’s was published in the New Law Journal). In addition to discussing the existing and potential funding sources the writer may, for example, wish to discuss any implications of Jackson LJ’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011-12 as well as the Civil Justice Council Report on Access to Justice for Litigants in Person published in November 2011.  The winner will receive the Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize, which will be presented by HM Attorney General at the student awards at the House of Commons on 27th March 2012. They will also receive £300 of book vouchers kindly donated by LexisNexis to be spent on books from their range. Please submit your article in Word format to competition@atjf.org.uk by the deadline of 5pm on 28th February 2012. Undergraduate and postgraduate law  students may apply, including LPC and BPTC students. The competition will be judged by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation chaired by former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC

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