7th July, 2023

Access Award Winner: Fiza Khan

Fiza is a third year LLB student at the University of Law. Keen to promote accessibility to the law for young women from underrepresented groups, Fiza established ‘GenHerPower’ - an online platform dedicated for empowering women to share their journey into their career to inspire the next generation. Fiza also shares practical tips on her Instagram @LawFizStyle covering a range of topics including “Tackling Loneliness during Online Learning” and “Guide for students studying during Ramadan”. As an unregistered carer balancing a degree, we were in awe of Fiza’s commitment to helping others. Together with her mentor Kalsoom Maqsood, we are delighted to be able to support and guide Fiza through the 9SJS Access Award.

Fiza’s remote mini pupillage with 9SJS covered Employment, Regulatory and Court of Protection work. An advocacy coaching session was held with Rachael Levene, where Fiza was able to put her advocacy skills to the test.

Fiza said of the Award; “I am grateful to 9SJS for providing me with this opportunity and making it flexible for my commitments. I am ever so grateful to all the barristers who took their time in allowing me to get the most of this incredible experience. The exposure to the Bar and this experience has enhanced my confidence and has made me excited for a career as a barrister.”

Fiza will continued to be mentored by Kalsoom for the coming year and we look forward to keeping up to date with her progress.

Applications for the next Access Award will open in Winter 2023. For more information, please visit www.9sjs.com/access-award/.



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