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Law Student Competition 2015

Bold Ideas 2015

Now in its fourth year, Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody's annual student innovation award competition. It recognises the most innovative ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines.

Managing Cyber Risk

In today’s cyber age as our world becomes ever more digitally connected, cyber risks are on the increase. According to a recent study by A&L Goodbody, less than a third of businesses across Ireland are fully prepared to deal with a cyber-attack. Individuals and businesses alike must consider how best to manage all facets of risk.

Identify a specific cyber risk challenge (current or potential) that you think society or business is facing. Tell us your “Bold Idea” to address this challenge - taking into account the various elements required to develop a comprehensive solution.

The prize

An Internship:  A four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin, with the opportunity to complete one week in one of our international offices (London, New York or San Francisco) – we arrange travel and hotel, you work alongside market leading lawyers.

€3,000 in cash: towards your educational fees – or that college loan!

A charitable donation: Be part of A&L Goodbody’s Step Up - Community Collaboration Programme. We will make a cash donation on your behalf to the charity of your choice.

The runners up will win:

An iPAD MINI: to keep you connected.

How To Apply

Entries can be in written form, a short video or in any other format. So feel free to be as creative and as bold as you wish. Closing date for entries is Friday, 13 November 2015.

As a rough guide, written entries should be about three to five pages in length, and a video should really be no more than five minutes long.

Send your entries to: Boldideasaward@algoodbody.com

The Judging Panel

Your idea will be reviewed by a judging panel made up of a number of industry professionals. Finalists may be required to present their entry to the judges.

John WhelanPARTNER                          

ohn Whelan,
Head of International Technology Group, A&L Goodbody

Sarah Lennon

LEGAL COUNSEL               

Sarah Lennon,

Brian Honan

Brian Honan,
CEO, BH Consulting

Karlin Lillington
Karlin Lillington,                                
Irish Times

John Whelan,
Head of International Technology Group,
A&L Goodbody

Sarah Lennon,
Legal Counsel

Brian Honan,
Special Advisor on Internet Security

Karlin Lillington,
Technology Journalist
Irish Times

Andrew Barr in NYCWinner 2014

As first place winner last year Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, won an internship in A&L Goodbody’s New York office.

Andrew's winning idea was to build a partnership model between private enterprise and Ireland’s National Parks and Wildlife Service. Andrew was also awarded €3,000 and the Firm also made a donation on his behalf to a charity of his choice.

"It offers students a chance to win the most coveted law internship in the country, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. Part of the internship can take place in one of their international offices including New York."