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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Alumni Awards

Our Alumni Awards will be an exciting new opportunity to showcase the achievements and impact of our alumni who studied at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

Awards

Why are we holding an Alumni Awards event?

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the largest postgraduate law centres in the world, offering research-led teaching on a wide variety of commercial law topics.

More than 16,500 students from over 90 countries have studied and researched at CCLS deepening their knowledge of specialist areas of commercial law.

CCLS has created a global family of alumni, including senior lawyers, barristers, judges, legislators, policy makers, patent and trade mark attorneys and business people.

Together, our faculty, students and alumni are shaping the future of commercial law and helping to achieve the previously unthinkable. Because of this, we want to bring the global community together to highlight and celebrate achievements of our alumni and recognise some of their great impact on the law and their communities. Our outstanding alumni from all over the world are inspiring examples to our current students.

We aim to do this through the promotion of four awards

General criteria for applying for an award:

  • You can nominate a CCLS alum for one of the awards, or you can you self-nominate.
  • You can only put forward one nominee per category.
  • Queen Mary University of London’s core values should be considered. They do not each need to be addressed if they do not relate to your application.

Please see the specific criteria for each award:

Alum of the year achievement

This award will recognise an alum who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to excellence and best practice in a chosen area of commercial activity or society.

Criteria to apply:

  • Evidence of outstanding achievement
  • Evidence of how the achievement has impacted on society or your chosen area of commercial activity
  • This achievement must have taken place within the last five years
  • The nominee must be a postgraduate of CCLS

Remember you can propose either another CCLS alum or yourself.

Community impact

This award will recognise an alum who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in making a positive impact on the community.

Criteria to apply:

  • Evidence of outstanding achievement in a chosen community
  • Evidence of how the achievement has impacted positively on the community (either local or the wider community)
  • This achievement must have taken place within the last five years
  • The nominee must be a postgraduate of CCLS

Remember you can propose either another CCLS alum or yourself.

Commitment to CCLS, Queen Mary

This award will recognise an alum who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London through sharing their time, expertise and networks or supporting CCLS with financial and other resources.

Criteria to apply:

  • Evidence of how the commitment has benefitted CCLS
  • This commitment must have taken place within the last two years
  • You must be a postgraduate of CCLS

Remember you can propose either another CCLS alum or yourself.

Chapter of the year

This award will recognise a CCLS Chapter who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement since its conception.

Criteria to apply:

  • Demonstrate a successful activity that a CCLS Chapter has organised for the CCLS community
  • Evidence of creativity and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrate the achievements made as a result of the activity
  • This achievement must have taken place within the last 18 months

The nominee must come from the CCLS Chapter's committee or members

Making a nomination

To make a nomination for any of the above awards, please fill out our online form.

We are very excited to be holding the first CCLS Alumni Awards! This will be an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our community. Find out how you can get involved.
— Professor Ian Walden, Director of CCLS

Key dates

  • Deadline for nominations is Monday 31st January 2022, midnight GMT
  • Shortlisted nominees will be informed by Monday 14th February 2022
  • The CCLS Alumni Awards Ceremony will be on Thursday 24th March 2022, 1pm GMT

The Alumni Awards Ceremony

This will be a hybrid event, mainly to ensure we reach all our community from around the world. There will be a small number of guests in person at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. This will likely include the judging panel, any nominees who can make it in person and some staff. It will be during this event that the winners will be revealed.

Details about the event and how to register will be promoted in the New Year.