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Dr Miranda Brawn receives honorary doctorate of law

DR MIRANDA Brawn has been awarded her Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the prestigious University of Law (UK’s longest legal education provider) on Thursday, 4th April 2019 at the Barbican Centre in London, United Kingdom.

Dr Brawn was recognised for her contribution to diversity, charity and law not only in the UK but across the globe. With her impressive list of credentials, dedication, hard work and commitment to diversity and equality has earned her respect and admiration throughout the country and on a global basis.

This follows after she also received an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Brighton in July 2017. Dr Brawn was awarded the doctorate degree by Vice Chancellor and CEO, Professor Andrea Nollent in front of 1000 next generation lawyers from across the UK.

In her opening commencement address, Dr Brawn said:"There are so many challenges in the world today. I would like to challenge each of every one of you to change that. I would encourage the next generation of lawyers to find your own path, never stop learning and never give up in order to be true leaders. Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be humble. Dare to be different and help to change the world for the better.

“A favourite quote of mine by Robert Frost is “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” Why not give it a try?”

She added: “My values and work match those of the university's commitments where diversity and inclusion are one of their core values. We are both helping to champion and nurture diversity, equality and inclusion to the highest levels across all sectors to deliver change.”

She told the audience she had enjoyed studying at the University of Law and referenced her recent TEDx Women talk in Italy where she said: “My main message was that we need to come together in order to close the diversity gap. You do not have to be female to speak up for gender diversity or a person of colour to speak up for race diversity, or LGBT, disabled and so on.

“Men supporting women is important and so is women supporting women.”

“Do not be afraid to be part of the solution. The power to change the world is within each and every one of us.”

Dr Brawn joins an esteemed line up of previous honorary doctorate awardees, including the Mayor of London. Two other honorary doctorates joined Brawn - Bollywood actor and philanthropist Shah Rukh Khan (also known as King Khan) and leading QC Guy Beringer CBE who is the Chairman of the Legal Education Foundation and ex-Senior Partner at Allen & Overy Law Firm.

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