Why is D&I important to your Law Society?
Being a non-Russell Group university with a variety of backgrounds represented within the student body, diversity and inclusion is important to ensure that everyone is able to be granted opportunities of access to the legal profession regardless of their personal circumstances. Students should not be limited with what they have or do not have. We believe having a variety of different personalities in a working environment is the key to success.
Highlights of ways that your Law Society has tried to increase diversity
We have done the following this year:
– Raised money for Pro Bono: LawWorks and Advocate as part of the Law School Challenge 2019/20;
– Hosted our third annual Jill Poole memorial lecture, namely ‘Women in Commercial Law’ with speaker Lady Justice Carr; and
– Hosted a Women in Law Discussion Panel reflecting on 100 years of women in law.
Mohammed Hanif Ahmed
Treasurer of Aston Law Society, 2019-2020
Diversity and inclusion provide a formula for growth in society. If the law does not protect and promote diversity, then the law is failing at making sure it is equal for all.