Dr Nick Cartwright wins the Stan Marsh Memorial Prize

The prize was awarded for Dr Cartwright’s paper "Inequity and Distrust in Legal Education: imagining the anti-racist law school”.

The School of Law is delighted that Dr Nick Cartwright was awarded the Stan Marsh Memorial Prize at the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) annual conference for his paper: "Inequity and Distrust in Legal Education: imagining the anti-racist law school." 

The ALT is the association is a professional body for teachers of law working in Further Education and Higher Education, and their annual conference is the biggest UK event for legal education. The Stan Marsh prize is awarded annually for the best paper.  

It is of course a huge honour to win the Stan Marsh Memorial Prize for best paper. It is however a disturbing reflection on the state of UK legal education that a paper questioning whether it is even possible to imagine an anti-racist law school needed to be written. I am so grateful to the Black students and staff who over many years have so graciously shared their lived experiences of legal education which contributed to the paper. I hope this recognition of anti-racist research, grounded in Critical Race Theory, has a positive impact on educational praxis." 

Dr Nick Cartwright

The award was announced at the gala dinner at the prestigious Grays Inn in London.  

School of Law Director of Student Education Dr Imogen Jones tweeted of Dr Cartwright’s win: "Occasionally you come across someone who really makes a difference to others. Often they are the modest, worrying about their merit and yet push on because they believe and they care. Nick is that person. I am proud of him and I am privileged to call him a colleague and a friend."