Two undergraduate students from the Faculty have been chosen for the Middle Temple Access to the Bar award. Anaum Riaz (LMH) and James Shaw (Saint Hugh's) will gain experience of what a career at the Bar involves, they will get to know practitioners and judges and have the opportunity to ask for informal advice and feedback as to their suitability, how to set about becoming a barrister and anything else they want to know.

Laura Hoyano told us “The purpose of these awards is to encourage able students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented backgrounds with the potential to be successful barristers to make a more informed choice about a career at the Bar. I am delighted that both Oxford nominees for the Access to the Bar award have been awarded them by Middle Temple.”

Awards consist of one week’s work experience in a set of barristers’ chambers and one week’s marshalling during university vacations in summer 2014 and a cash allowance.