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Student Prizes 2022 - 2023

Students put in a lot of time and effort in relation to both their studies and extra-curricular activities with keen determination to perform exceedingly well.

The School of Law is grateful to its partners for providing various prizes to students in a wide range of categories.

The end of the academic year 2022/2023 saw the following prizes awarded to students:

Broadway House Chambers Law Prize

Broadway House Chambers offers an award each year to the student who has shown an outstanding achievement and commitment to social justice. This year, that award went to Odinaka Vivica Stan-Ugbene, a final year law student who undertook the Law Clinic module as one of her options. The Law Clinic, Justice Bradford, provides free-legal advice to members of the public a wide range of areas of law.

The award is a weeklong mini-pupillage with the Chambers and £100 cash prize.

Capsticks Solicitors LLP Prize

David Eke won the Capsticks’ Solicitors LLP prize for being the best performing student in Tort Law, a compulsory module in first year.

The prize is a week-long placement in Capsticks’, Leeds office where David spent a week with the firm gaining exposure to various departments including clinical negligence, regulatory and real estate.

Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) Criminal Law Prize

Harisah Aziz was awarded the CPS Criminal Law prize for being the top performing student in Criminal Law which is a compulsory module for second year students.

Harisah will spend a week with the CPS gaining an insight into the work that the CPS does.

Liberty Global Shared Services Prize

The School of Law incorporates skill-based modules within its curriculum. One of these modules is Clinical and Employability Skills which students undertake in their second year.

The Liberty Global Prize is awarded to the highest performing student in this module and this year went to Elizabeth Boakye, a business and law student. The prize is a £500 voucher as well as a dedicated mentorship programme with a mentor from the senior management team within Liberty Global.

Oakwood Solicitors LLP, Employment Law Prize

Employment Law is one of the optional modules open to final year students. Oakwood Solicitors, based in Roundhay, Leeds offers a prize of a two-week placement and a book voucher to the top performing student in this module.

This year, the prize has been awarded to Clinton Boateng.

Oxford University Press Prize

Oxford University Press offers two separate prizes to our students.

One of the prizes is a book voucher awarded to the best performing student overall in first year. This year, the prize was scooped by David Eke who was also the top student in Tort Law as stated above.

The other prize is 12-month digital access to a Law Trove subject collection of the student’s choice. The award is presented to the best performing student overall in the second year. The award this year went to Harisah Aziz who also won the CPS prize as the highest performing student in Criminal Law.

Proctor & Hobbs (“P&H”) Solicitors Prize

P&H offer an annual prize of a 2-year training contact to the best performing student in the final year at the School of Law who wishes to qualify as a solicitor. In this highly competitive legal market, training contacts are like gold-dust.

This year, the highest performing student overall in the final year is Amina Hamid who was offered the prize. Amina graduated with a first-class degree award with honours and is excited to start her journey to becoming a solicitor with P&H.

Schofield Sweeney Solicitors, Law of Succession Prize

The School of Law offers a range of options for students in the final year to provide them with an opportunity to explore different areas of law. Law of Succession is one of the options.

Schofield Sweeney awards the top performing student in this module a 2-week placement which gives the student an opportunity to work within their firm whilst gaining practical experience in wills and probate. This year the prize was awarded to Usmaan Ahmed.

Stowe Family Law Prize

Family Law is another optional module offered to final year students. Stowe Family Law, a national firm which offers support to client on a wide range of family law matters including divorce, child law, unmarried couples and domestic abuse, provides a prize to the best performing student in the Family law module.

This year, the prize was awarded to Usmaan Ahmed who will receive £100 cash prize.

Thomson Reuters Law Prize

Thomson Reuters Law awarded Amina Hamid a book voucher of £150 as the highest performing student in the final year.

Walker Morris LLP Engagement Prize

The Community is at the heart of the activities undertaken by the School of Law encouraging students to get involved with extra-curricular activities including community based projects they are passionate about.

Walker Morris, a commercial law firm in Leeds, offers a prize to the most engaged student. The criterion for this award requires students to have a high level of engagement with both activities within the curriculum as well as extra-curricular activities including engaging with voluntary community work/projects.

This year, the award went to Maleeha Hussain who actively took part in a wide range of activities including our annual mock-trial competition, mooting and attending various career booster week activities. Maleeha also organised a number of events in her a capacity as a voluntary executing officer of the student union. These were aimed at

Students are encouraged to not only participate in activities but to reflect on the benefits of such participation.

The School of Law also recognised the high level of engagement from 2 other students who were awarded Certificates of Recognition being Fiza Mohammed and Laura Lambert.


We wish to congratulate all our students on their hard work and their impressive achievements.

We wish all our current students well as they progress in the new academic year 2023/2024.