Isobel D’Arcy wins A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council award
Isobel D’Arcy, student at University College Dublin (UCD), has won the A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Award 2016.
The Dublin firm has partnered with the Irish Refugee Council to provide pro bono legal advice for people claiming refugee status in Ireland.
For the second year, the Asylum Award competition has seen them invite UCD students to demonstrate their legal skills by putting together a submission for a similar asylum application.
Ms D’Arcy will receive €2,000 and a four-week internship with the Irish Refugee Council, giving her hands-on experience with real cases.
Margaret-Ann Gallagher is this year’s runner-up.
Ms D’Arcy said: “Entering this competition offered a great opportunity, not only to venture into a new area of law, but to learn how to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for those who find themselves displaced and in need of legal assistance.
“I’m looking forward to interning with the Irish Refugee Council this summer and would highly recommend the competition to anyone interested in this area of human rights law.
“My thanks to A&L Goodbody and the Irish Refugee Council for organizing this competition in conjunction with UCD.”