Law Student Competition 2014


Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2014

 

Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody's annual student innovation award competition, which recognises the most innovative ideas from either undergraduate or postgraduate students from all disciplines.  Now in its third year, the title for this year's competition is:

Challenging our responsibility

 

We recognise the importance of running our business in a responsible way and we strive to work ethically and sustainably, have minimal impact on our environment, and make a real and meaningful impact in our community. Despite having made great progress, we acknowledge that we need to constantly challenge ourselves to be a truly responsible business and at the same time meet our overall business objective.

Challenge corporate responsibility by suggesting a new and innovative way for organisations to be more responsible in one or all pillars of Corporate Responsibility (Workplace, Marketplace, Community, Environment and Governance).


Winner 2014

Pictured L-R: Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, Berni Hosty, Partner A&L Goodbody, Tina Roche, CEO Business in the Community, Julian Yarr, Managing Partner A&L Goodbody

Pictured L-R: Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, Berni Hosty, Partner A&L Goodbody, Tina Roche, CEO Business in the Community, Julian Yarr, Managing Partner A&L Goodbody

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2014.  We are delighted to announce Andrew Barr, NUI Galway, as the 2014 winner. Congratulations to Andrew who won the award for his proposal to build a partnership model between private enterprise and Ireland’s National Parks and Wildlife Service. Special mention also to runners up, Anzhelika Timanova, University College Cork and Baruna Amre, University of Leeds (alumni). Entries were reviewed by our judging panel and this year, for the first time, we asked you as students to help us choose the winner. We had a huge response and thank you to everyone who voted.

We're already looking forward to 2015. Watch this space for details of next year's competition which will be available in the coming months.


 
Lia Boyland
 
 

Winner 2013

Lia Boyland, University College Cork

Lia won A&L Goodbody’s 2013 Bold Ideas, Student Innovation Award. Part of her prize was an internship in New York.

"I would really recommend that all students enter this competition because it is amazing and it helps you think outside the box. Here I am in New York, living the dream".


The prize

An Internship:  A four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin, with the opportunity to complete one week of your internship 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.


The Judging Panel


Your idea will be reviewed by a judging panel made up of the following industry professionals:

John Whelan
PARTNER

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

Berni Hosty

PARTNER

Berni Hosty,
Partner with responsibility for the Trainee Solicitor and Summer Internship programmes, A&L Goodbody

Tina Roche

CEO

Tina Roche,
CEO, Business in the Community Ireland

Sonya Lennon
TV PRESENTER

Sonya Lennon,
TV Presenter, Designer and Founder of Dress for Success Dublin

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

Berni Hosty,
Partner with responsibility for the Trainee Solicitor and Summer Internship programmes, A&L Goodbody

Tina Roche,
CEO, Business in the Community Ireland

Sonya Lennon,
TV Presenter, Designer and Founder of Dress for Success Dubin


Application date closed

The application date for 2014 has closed and details of the winner announced above. The application process for 2015 will open again next Summer. Keep an eye out here for details and start thinking of your ideas for next year's entry!

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.

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.