UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws alumna Firoza Dodhi wins IBE Student Essay Competition in Business Ethics 2018

18 October 2018

Firoza Dodhi won the Postgraduate category for an essay she wrote during her time as an LLM student at UCL Laws.

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Firoza Dodhi receives her award; Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws, receives certificate for the Faculty

The two winning essays of this year’s IBE Student Essay Competition in Business Ethics grapple with the ethical impact of innovation within the legal profession and the complexities of assumptions and privilege when examining stakeholder impact and corporate responsibility initiatives.

The IBE Student Essay Competition in Business Ethics celebrates the best student writing and thinking on business ethics. It aims to encourage student interest in business ethics and the integration of discussions on corporate responsibility into the core curricula of business schools.

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) is a registered charity which promotes high standards of business behavior based on ethical values.

Philippa Foster Back CBE, IBE’s Director said:

“We have been very impressed by the challenging level of debate on ethical issues taking place in the UK’s Universities and Business Schools, and congratulate all those who entered, as well as the tutors who encouraged them. An ability to consider the ethical implications of business decisions is an essential skill for these students who we hope will become our future business leaders.”

The Postgraduate category was won by Firoza Dodhi from the UCL Faculty of Laws for her essay Exploring the ethical issues of innovation in legal services. Her tutor was Professor Richard Moorhead, Vice Dean (Research) and Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at UCL Laws. Firoza said:

"As a Future Trainee Solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, I am aware of the importance of managing innovative practices in accordance with ethical standards, to ensure the successful delivery of client focused legal services. I am grateful to have been selected for this award; the integral nature of ethics in the legal industry requires consistent reflection and critical discourse. Being recognised by the IBE is a privilege; this award complements my scholarly pursuits and reaffirms my dedication to promote and practice business ethics in my professional career."

The Undergraduate category was won by Nathalie Becker from the University of St Andrews for her essay: Corporations in the ‘Postnational Constellation’: Applying a Postcolonial lens to Corporate Social Responsibility practices in a global order.

The winners were each awarded £1,000, thanks to a donation from the Gordon Cook Foundation.

Read Firoza's essay