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Talented law students honoured in annual prizegiving

The next generation of legal professionals from Leeds Law School have been recognised for their hard work and academic success following the announcement of the School’s annual prizegiving.

Top performing undergraduate and postgraduate students scooped prizes sponsored by local and national law firms, publishers and the office of Karl Turner, MP for Kingston upon Hull East, following the conclusion of the 2019/20 academic year.

Winners received a variety of prizes, from work placements, mini pupillages and a Zoom consultation for career advice from a partner in a law firm, to vouchers and an invitation to a networking lunch, giving students the opportunity to gain experience and make all-important connections in the legal sector.

Sponsors included multi-disciplinary barristers set, Trinity Chambers, offering mini pupillages to its two winners, and renowned national law firm, Irwin Mitchell, who offered a work placement.

Final year undergraduate student, Victoria Greenhalgh, who won four prizes, said: “I am delighted to have been the recipient of these prizes, including the ‘Park Square Barristers Prize Awarded for the Best Graduating Student on the LLB’. 

“These awards will provide me and my fellow winners with invaluable opportunities, helping us to stand out against our peers in the legal sector, which can be extremely competitive.”

Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School said: “I am delighted with the success of our undergraduate and postgraduate students and would like to congratulate everyone who has won a prize this year in recognition of their hard work and all that they have achieved.  

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our prize sponsors for their support.  I wish all of our winners the very best and have no doubt they will go far in whatever they may choose to do.”

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