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White & Case has made a donation to a health charity following an innovative competition it ran at law fairs.
The international firm gave 500 to the National Association for Colitis and Crohns Disease on behalf of University of Bristol law student Sophie Wood.
As reported in www.lawyer2b.com (24 October) White & Case added a twist to the 2007/08 law fair circuit by ditching freebies in favour of donating money to charity. Rather than handing out the usual stuff - such as stationary and corporate umbrellas - the firm gave one student the chance to win 500 to giveaway to charity.
White & Cases graduate resourcing manager Emma Fernandes told Lawyer2B.com: When talking with our vacation students about what freebies went down well at law fairs last year, it became evident that many freebies were thrown in the bin when the student arrived home. It seemed pointless to create yet another useless freebie, so we decided to put our money to better use and hold a prize draw.
White & Case also ran separate prize draws at each of the law fairs it is attended to give one lucky winner the chance to win 50 towards a meal or to buy some books.