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School of Law Student Awards Evening

Venue External, The Law Society, Chancery Lane

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Event description

Join us at the Law Society on Chancery Lane as we recognise the achievements of current students and recent graduates of the Departments of Law and Criminology.

Awards are presented to students and recent graduates in the areas of academic achievement, contribution to the intellectual and social community of the School of Law, and for perseverance in studying law and criminology.


18:30 Arrival

19:00 Welcome from Professor Stewart Motha, Dean of the School of Law, Birkbeck

19:10 Presentation of Awards

20:00 Speaker, David Ruebain

20:30 Reception

21:30 End

About the Speaker

Leading human rights lawyer and equality activist David Ruebain joined Birkbeck as a Visiting Professor in the School of Law in 2019.

Starting as a local authority lawyer for Southwark and the ILEA, Ruebain went on to set up a ground-breaking disability, education and human rights law department in private practice. In 2007 he was appointed the first Director of Legal Policy at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission where he led the work that resulted in the Equality Act 2010. He was later made the Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, where he served from 2010-18.

Currently, he works as the CEO of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama (CDD) alongside a plethora of advisory roles in his fields of expertise. He is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Advisory Board of the Wellcome Trust, a member of the Rights & Justice Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Equalities Adviser to the FA Premier League.


RSVP is mandatory. Due to capacity constraints, this event is open exclusively to those who have been invited to the event and their guest. When booking please register yourself under 'Award Nominee' and your guest under 'Award Nominee Guest'. Please note that those who have not registered will not be admitted.


The evening is held at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A 1PL. See here for further details on the venue and directions.


Canapés will be served at the reception, with beverages including wine.

Dress Code

The dress code is formal.

Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event.

Please contact us if you have any access requirements. See here for further details of accessibility at Birkbeck venues. Food and drink may be served at this event. Please contact us if you have any allergies that we may need to consider.

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