The University's Law Student Representation Project won the award for Community Champion of the Year at the Wolverhampton Law Society Annual Awards on Friday 20 November.
The Law Student Representation Project is a community project where students help people who have had their Employment Support Allowance benefit refused by the Department of Work and Pensions. In order to get their benefit reinstated applicants have to go through a formal appeal process heard before a Judge at the Benefits Appeals Tribunal.
The project is the initiative of both the Wolverhampton Law School and Wolverhampton City Council Welfare Rights Service.
Mumtaz Hussain, Head of Department for Postgraduate and Professional Legal Studies said: "It is really pleasing for all, both students and their mentors, to have been given recognition of the great work undertaken through the project to help the local community of Wolverhampton."
This was the second awards event held by Wolverhampton Law Society. Two hundred local lawyers and professionals attended and awards were made in a number of categories.
Find out more about the Law Student Representation Project