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Friday, 27 May 2022

EDI PostersThe Faculty’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee today launched its Diversifying the Law: Postgraduates in Profile exhibition. A poster exhibition funded by the University’s Diversity Fund, the aim of the project is to highlight and to encourage reflection on diversity and its relationship to the law—not only as academic subject matter or initiatives but also as the faces and experiences of members of the Faculty, particularly those members who belong to communities historically underrepresented in the legal discipline.

The exhibition currently showcases the work of four PhD students, Chantalle Byron, Jinal Dadiya, Aradhya Sethia, and Kavana Ramaswamy as well as LLM student Omnia Gadalla. Their topics of research and advocacy work cover diverse subjects such as indigenous sovereignty, the rights of women in Egypt in the legal profession, global comparative perspectives outside of western jurisdictions, the interdisciplinary intersections of disability studies and the law, and consideration of fertility care as part of right to health. Equality, diversity, and inclusivity is defined broadly in this showcase to acknowledge that EDI encompasses a multitude of topics and intersects with the law in many different ways.

The Faculty’s Schools Liaison Coordinator Simone Hanebaum is a member of the EDI Committee and organised the project. "With staff and students returning to the Faculty in greater numbers, we thought now was the perfect opportunity to invite the larger Faculty community and visitors to the David Williams Building to engage with and reflect on EDI matters, especially as the Faculty conscientiously works to imbed EDI into all of its operations," she said. "The exhibition in the atrium on the ground floor is one of the first things visitors to the Faculty will see and we hope it will cultivate thought, discussion, and a sense of community in the public heart of our building after spending two years apart."

Professor Mark Elliott, the Chair of the Faculty of Law, commented: "I am delighted that we are able to showcase our students’ work in this way. The exhibition celebrates the outstanding research that is carried out in the Faculty, the wide range of perspectives and approaches that our students bring to bear upon their work, and the diversity of our Faculty community. I am very grateful to the students whose work is featured in the exhibition and to our EDI Committee – and, in particular, to Simone Hanebaum – for bringing this valuable project to fruition."

The exhibition will run for the remainder of Easter term and into the summer vacation period.


Diversifying the Law: Postgraduates in Profile