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Celebration and awards at the School of Law and Criminology's alumni dinner

Booklet about the event

Successful alumni from the School of Law and Criminology (SLC) and the next generation of talent rubbed shoulders at the school’s tenth annual dinner, held by candle light in the grand surroundings of Lincoln’s Inn Old Hall, central London.

The evening was a great success with 90 alumni and guests in attendance on 17 November, including a judge, two QCs, BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman, the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London (UWL), honorary members, students and others.

One highlight was a speech by noted UWL alumnus Harry Potter, in which he recalled defending a client named Martin Luther King in one courtroom, while in the court next door a defendant named Gandhi was on trial.

UWL alumni, students and staff dined at Lincholn's Inn Old Hall

Awards of bursaries and scholarships to students were a further highlight of the evening.

  • The Michael Molyneux Bursary Prize for the best performing first year LLB student was awarded to Annetta Jackson.
  • The School of Law and Criminology Bursary Prize for the best performing second year LLB student, went to Malwattage Peiris.
  • The Postgraduate Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholarship was won by Karen Anthony.
  • Rachel Deacon was awarded the Piotr Mikiewicz Criminology scholarship.
  • The Certificate of Recognition to an outstanding student for their continued hard work in undergraduate studies and remarkable contribution in student engagement activities, was presented to Kyla Burton.

Philip Ells, Head of the School of Law and Criminology, said: ‘The support of our alumni and friends cannot be underestimated and we are very grateful for their continued generosity. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all those who have supported our students by donating towards the Law Bursary Funds.’

Bursary and scholarship awardees (l-r) Rachel Deacon, Karen Anthony, Malwattage Peiris, Annetta Jackson, Kyla Burton and Head of SLC, Philip Ells

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