NUI Galway corporate law student Mahmoud Abukhadir from Dundalk (21) has been named winner of A&L Goodbody’s inaugural Bold Ideas Award, which recognises the most innovative ideas for the provision of legal services in Ireland and internationally.
Centred around the theme “The Business of Law in a Connected World”, Mahmoud’s winning submission proposed introducing a new module of ‘Legal Advice’ to law courses in Ireland.
The subject would see law undergraduate students earn valuable practical experience in how to advise clients.
The judges of this competition were Clíodhna O’Sullivan, Head of Legal for Telefónica Ireland, John Whelan of A&L Goodbody and Michael McDowell, Senior Counsel and former Attorney General.
As a first prize winner, Mahmoud receives an internship in A&L Goodbody’s New York office, an iPad, a Smartphone, a bursary award, and the opportunity to be part of A&L Goodbody’s Step Up Community Collaboration Programme.
Legal students from universities across Ireland participated in this A&L Goodbody Bold Ideas competition, which is to be held annually. Runners up in this year’s event were: Robert Michael from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Edith Delaney from Trinity College Dublin, and Rachel Heavey from University College Dublin.
A&L Goodbody is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading law firms and advises both domestic and international clients across every facet of business law.
With offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York and Palo Alto, the Firm has 78 Partners and a total staff of 570.
A&L Goodbody has a reputation for providing legal advice of the highest quality available in Ireland, and internationally.
Their primary office is in Dublin and together with their office in Belfast, they advise clients on the most challenging and complex assignments, for national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and Government.