Inspirational Women in Law Awards

Professor Linda Mulcahy, Director of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, has been appointed as one of the judges in The Next 100 years Inspirational Women in Law Awards.

These awards, now in their seventh year, seek to identify individuals from across the legal profession who are leading the way in improving equality and diversity. They recognise those who are both excelling in their areas of practice and are working for the changes needed to ensure women working in the law are able to thrive. 

Categories include awards for In-house Lawyer of the Year, Paralegal of the Year, Legal Academic of the Year, Law Student of the Year, Barrister of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Solicitor of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Champion of the Year.

Reflecting on her experience of judging these awards Linda said:

Having grown up in a family dominated by a mother, aunts and great aunts who worked as cleaners, waitresses, factory workers and farmers it has been a genuine pleasure to work with Dana Denis-Smith and her wonderful team in highlighting the important work being done to support women in achieving their best.  The nominations this year show extensive evidence of the ways in which women are working to support other women by doing, by mentoring, by setting up organisations and launching  social media sites. I was particularly pleased to see law students being included in this years awards.

For further information about the awards visit the Next 100 Years Project website.

The results of this year's awards will be announced on 1 November 2022.