Kent Law Campaign shortlisted for national THE award

The University’s successful Campaign to raise money for new facilities for its Kent Law School has been recognised in the 2015 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
The Kent Law Campaign, which has so far raised £3.4m out of a targeted £5m, is shortlisted in the Outstanding Development/Alumni Relations Team category of the annual THE awards.
The Kent Law Campaign is raising funds to build a bigger home for the Kent Law Clinic and a new Moot Court, both part of Kent Law School.
The award-winning Law Clinic involves staff, students and over 40 volunteer solicitors and barristers in private practice locally.  The Clinic provides free legal advice and representation to those in the community who need but cannot afford that service, and teaches and inspires the students who participate under supervision in providing this public service, developing their practical understanding with law in a rich social context.
The Kent Law Campaign has galvanised law alumni, current students and friends of the University in a dizzying range of law student-alumni initiatives, pulling the past and current generations into a shared fundraising endeavour, and also drawing in many individuals and organisations in the local community behind the University and its much loved Law Clinic.
By increasing alumni relations activity and organising a relentless programme of imaginative law events from sky diving to legal walks to abseiling to fun runs the Campaign has delivered an 86% increase in total philanthropic income raised in 2013/2014, compared to 2012/2013, according to the annual Ross Case Survey of Philanthropic Giving.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 18 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.  This promises to be a spectacular event with over 800 guests expected to attend, including politicians, senior sector figures, and academic and university staff from all corners of the UK.