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Law School shortlisted for Legal Education Provider of the Year

23rd March 2016

Northumbria Law School has been shortlisted in a high profile national education award for “affording a truly pioneering and brilliant legal service to students”.

The inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards recognises brilliance in a changing legal world.

Northumbria has been shortlisted in the Legal Education Provider of the Year category, alongside CILEx Law School, Avon & Bristol Law Centre’s Legal Advocacy Support Project, Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Law.

A key component of the nomination was the work of Northumbria’s Student Law Office, a multi award-winning pro-bono law clinic where students under the supervision of qualified staff provide a full legal service to members of the public. This often helps the most vulnerable in society who may otherwise be denied access to the justice system, and it enhances the learning experience and career prospects of the students. In 2013 Northumbria University was awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the work of its Student Law Office.

Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Executive Dean Northumbria Law School added: “I believe this reflects the quality of teaching and the commitment of our staff here at the Law School, and it is richly deserved. In their own words, the shortlisting committee have said we offer a truly pioneering legal education service for our students. To be recognised in this way and shortlisted for such a prestigious award is an achievement we can all be extremely proud of, no matter what happens in the final.”

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