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Clifford Chance is giving away a free trip to New York as part of a new competition launched for would-be lawyers.
‘Intelligent Aid’ is a chance for students to support a charitable cause while demonstrating their creativity and understanding of microfinance.
Emma Matebalavu, graduate recruitment partner at Clifford Chance said: “We want students’ thoughts on what microfinance can provide to communities. We’re looking for original ideas, which are punchy and well-presented. The competition is designed for anyone who is interested and aside from learning more about microfinance, will enable students to think if law is a career they would like to pursue.”
The competition consists of a written submission consisting of two essay questions, followed by the ten finalists presenting their ideas to a panel of judges with prizes presented at a drinks reception in the evening.
Matebalavu explained that the firm is not looking for a legal answer or a thesis in the essay question, but the ability to communicate fresh ideas on the role of microfinance and how lawyers can help.
Microfinance is a tool for alleviating global poverty, by enabling the deprived to develop self-sufficient businesses and lift themselves out of hardship. The magic circle law firm launched it microfinance group in October, with a collection of 100 lawyers in 20 Clifford Chance offices worldwide.
The students are also invited to champion a charity to receive a donation of £1,000 from the Clifford Chance Foundation, which includes more than 100 charitable organisations.
The most compelling presentation will win the ultimate prize of the donation for their nominated cause, a place on Clifford Chance London’s vacation scheme, a trip to New York and an iPad.