Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award

Now in its seventh successive year, Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody's annual student innovation award. It recognises the most innovative ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines. The theme for this year's competition relates to how technology can transform the way we practice law.

Leveraging technology to transform the way we practice law

Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award is an opportunity for students to think of a bold idea which could focus on how technology can develop legal skills, or enhance the way aspiring lawyers work, or make legal services more efficient and cost-effective. 

So why not put forward your idea to make that happen? Ideas could focus on how technology can develop legal skills, or enhance the ways aspiring lawyers work or make legal services more efficient and cost-effective. 

The prize
  • An Internship: A four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin.
  • €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.

How To Apply

Entries should be in written form, a short video or in any other format you want. Written entries should be three to five pages in length and a video no more than 3-5 minutes long. You can submit your entries to The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in all disciplines. Entries accepted from individuals and teams (max of two students per team).

Closing date for entries is Monday, 11 February 2019.

By entering you agree we have a licence to use all materials received from you for any purpose – this competition is about sharing ideas for the benefit of the profession as a whole.


The Judging Panel

The ideas will be reviewed by our judging panel. Finalists will be notified on Monday, 25 February 2019.

  • John Whelan, Partner and Head of  A&L Goodbody's Commerical & Technology Group
  • Sarah Lennon, Legal Counsel at Google               
  • Sean Judge, Entrepreneur in Residence, Accenture he is also Co-Founder of H2020 backed startup UniTuition and Ireland’s largest tech talent event, UpStarter.