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The Inspirational Women of the Law Event 2019
(following the successful portrait exhibition and events in 2015 and 2017) celebrates the centenary anniversary of women’s entry into the legal profession. As well as a short talk on the Women’s Legal Landmarks project by Professor Erika Rackley and Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, the event will feature six iconic and inspirational women talking about their lives and careers working in and with the law to secure social justice and protect human rights…

We want to inspire the next generation of women to study law, to practise law, to become law-makers and judges, and to recognise the power of the law to achieve social justice.”

Brenda Campbell QC


Brenda is a leading criminal law and inquest barrister. Brenda is regularly instructed in high profile and complex criminal cases or to act on behalf of vulnerable defendants. 

Jennifer Gibson


Jennifer is a Cambridge and Stanford educated US lawyer who works at Reprieve, an organisation founded in 1999 to provide free legal and investigative support to those facing execution.

Dami Makinde


Dami was born in Nigeria and relocated to the UK at the age of 8. In February 2015, she joined Just for Kids Law on the Let Us Learn campaign after discovering she would not be eligible for student finance, despite having lawful status in the county.

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