Kent thanks record number of law donors

The University, academic staff and students personally thanked 84 supporters of the Kent Law School at the inaugural Law Benefactors’ Reception, the largest ever gathering of law donors, held on 12 June, 2014 in The Drawing Room at Fortnum and Mason.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, Dame Julia Goodfellow, who hosted the event said “It was an enormous pleasure to welcome our benefactors for a very special celebration.  A celebration of how our wider community continues to help build success at the University of Kent.  Many of our guests had given gifts of time or financial support to the Kent Law School and those who have benefited from their generosity are most grateful”.

The Kent Law School has recently been ranked as the 10th best law school in the UK in The Times 2014 Good University Guide and has also achieved outstanding results in the most recent National Student Survey.

Many students have been awarded scholarships, prizes and hardship funds donated by our supporters and others have given to the Kent Law Campaign which has raised £3.4 million of its £5 million target to date to build new facilities for the Kent Law Clinic and Mooting Programme.  In addition, over 100 of our benefactors support the School by advising the Kent Law Clinic, judging internal our mooting competition or offering work experience to our students.

Hilary Edridge, Head of Campaigns, said “I was delighted to see so many people during the evening; alumni who are generous in their support of their alma mater and friends of the University who continue to play a direct role in the School and the Kent Law Campaign for which we are so grateful”.

If you would like to support the Kent Law School financially or by offering your time, please contact us to discuss how you can get involved.