Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award
Innovation is a core value of our business and we encourage our lawyers to find new and better ways to solve client problems − every day. To encourage students to do the same, we developed an annual Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award which has been running for the last seven years. Our 2018/19 Bold Ideas competition will be launched in January – watch this space
At ALG we are always looking at what is trending in business. In particular we are known for our innovative legal work and for our commitment to technology. We are proud to have been named ‘Ireland’s Most Innovative Law Firm’ by the Financial Times four times in the last six years.
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2017. We are delighted to announce Conor Leavy, a law student at DCU, as the winner. Conor's winning proposal is to establish the Irish Data Protection Ratings Agency (IDPRA) - an independent rating agency for the data sector which would showcase Ireland as a destination with the highest data protection ethics and practices.
Special mention also goes to runners up, Dylan Markey from Maynooth University and Áine McCarthy from Trinity College Dublin who both received iPad Minis. Entries were reviewed by our expert judging panel and we asked our friends on Facebook to vote for their favourite - thank you to all who voted.
Presenting his Bold Idea at a prize-giving event in A&L Goodbody's Head Office in Dublin, winning student Conor Leavy said, "I would like to thank A&L Goodbody who provided such a great opportunity in running this competition. The introduction of the GDPR is the topic that I have chosen for my final year dissertation, so this competition has not only been a great help in my final year preparation but has also been an opportunity to engage with a topical and current area of the law."
As first prize winner, Conor receives €4,000 in cash and an internship in A&L Goodbody’s Head Office in Dublin. The firm will also make a donation to a charity of his choice.