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Student Competition 2015

Bold Ideas 2015 Email Social header NOW CLOSED

The deadline for submitting entries to this competition has now passed! 

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

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. Read about last years winners time in our New York office!

€3,000 in cash: towards 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 the winners behalf to the charity of their choice.

The runners up will win:

An iPAD MINI: to keep them connected.

How To Apply

Entries in written form, a short video or in any other format. Closing date for entries was Friday, 13 November 2015.

Written entries three to five pages in length, and a video no more than five minutes long.

Entries to: Boldideasaward@algoodbody.com

Winner 2015

The deadline for submitting entries has now passed. We will announce the 2015 Bold Ideas Student Innovation Competition winner on Thursday, 3rd December 2015.

The Judging Panel

The idea's 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. Read about his experience here.

"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."