Friday 11 May 2012
A student from the University's Ealing Law School has been awarded a prestigious law scholarship.
Natalie Appiah-Dwomoh, who is studying LLB Law at the University applied for the Joseph Jackson Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship awarded by Middle Temple, one of four Inns of Court through which barristers are called to the Bar.
The interviewing panel for the scholarship comprised Master Crompston, John Cone of Erskine Chambers and Dominique Rawley Q.C. of Atkin Chambers. The panel was looking for candidates to show intellectual ability, motivation to succeed at the Bar, potential as an advocate and personal qualities.
Natalie impressed the interviewing panel by talking about her experience working as a special constable, her recent marshalling at Southwark Crown Court with Judge Gledhill, the mini-pupillages she had undertaken with Doughty Street Chambers, Tooks Chambers and 12 King’s Bench Walk and her academic achievements at Ealing Law School.
These experiences helped Natalie to demonstrate her commitment to the Bar and made her the outstanding choice for the scholarship.
The £3,000 scholarship will help Natalie meet the costs of financing the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) which she will study at the College of Law in September 2012.
Commenting on the award of the scholarship, Natalie said:
'I chose Middle Temple on the recommendation of my mentor-barrister. I have had many dealings with Middle Temple and I find the staff to be extremely friendly and they have an open door policy. Middle Temple arranged the marshalling opportunity for me at Southwark Crown Court as part of their mentoring opportunity scheme.
I am ecstatic at this great achievement which would never have been possible without the continuing support of Ealing Law School and Jo Lozinska in the Careers' Service.'
Professor Malcolm Davies, Head of Ealing Law School, said:
'I would like to congratulate Natalie on this impressive achievement and commend her for her hard work and positive attitude. Natalie’s potential as a high flyer was apparent at the end of her first year on the LLB, when she received the Michael Molyneux Bursary award of £1,000 for best overall performance in exams and assessments of all first year students on the full time law degree. '