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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Amber TurnerThe Centre is delighted to recognise the award of two prizes in relation to the study of Family Law at the Faculty for the 2018/19 academic year.

Amber Turner was the winner of the 2018/19 University of Cambridge John Hall Prize for the best paper in Family Law (Tripos).

Reacting to the award of her prize, Amber said:

"Choosing family law was a great decision, as I loved the course throughout the year. I really enjoyed the content, and everyone involved was so helpful.

Family law is both challenging and stimulating intellectually, as well as offering practical assistance for students like me who wish to pursue a career in this field. Winning the prize really is the cherry on the cake!".

Hope Williams was the recipient of the University of Cambridge's Mills & Reeve Prize for the best paper in Comparative Family Law & Policy (LLM).

Hope WilliamsHope writes:

"I strongly recommend Comparative Family Law and Policy to future LLM students. The course offered a truly interactive learning experience, with our weekly seminars usually compromising a one-hour lecture and then a further hour of spirited academic debate. I particularly enjoyed the cross-jurisdictional focus of the course, which allowed exploration of both common and civil law jurisprudence. While addressing a broad range of topics (issues affecting children, adult relationships and financial remedies), I enjoyed using the further readings and independent research to ‘deep dive’ into issues of particular personal interest. For example, this freedom allowed me to focus on feminist critiques of family law, especially in areas such as domestic abuse and surrogacy. I am deeply honoured to receive the Mills and Reeve Prize."