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Essex- born student nominated for national legal award

11 Apr Essex- born student nominated for national legal award

A University of Surrey student is a finalist in Future Legal Mind, National Accident Helpline’s award to find the brightest young legal talent in the country.

Gbemisola Obolo is studying Law with International Relations at Surrey and is in with a chance to win a £5,000 prize, plus a coveted work experience placement at a top law firm.

The 19-year old is originally from Harlow in West Essex, and when she’s not studying for her degree, works part-time in St Elizabeth’s Centre care home. She is also a keen singer, participating in a range of choirs, and also a published poet.

Gbemisola has been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts alongside seven other students, and says she is overjoyed to be nominated for the top prize:

“I feel encouraged and more confident in myself. I am grateful that my hard work and the skills that I have cultivated have been recognised.

The amazing opportunity to have a work experience placement with a high-quality law firm would be an honour and will allow to me to develop my understanding of the practical work that takes place in a legal environment.”

To be in with a chance of taking the top spot for the prize, Gbemisola was tasked with writing an essay on the following topic: