Law student from Skegness lands scholarship with Harvard University
A FORMER Skegness Grammar School pupil is progressing her career in international human rights after being awarded a prestigious scholarship with Harvard University.
Camilla Barker, who grew up near Horncastle, has received a Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award to enable her to study at Harvard University on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic scholarship programme, offering awards for study or research in any field, at any accredited US or UK university.
Camilla attended Skegness Grammar School before studying at Queen Mary, University of London and l'Università di Bologna, Italy, for her LL.B. English and European Laws degree.
She graduated in 2012 with First Class Honours.
At Queen Mary, Camilla successfully relaunched, managed and edited the Queen Mary Law Journal.
She was awarded several esteemed academic awards for her achievements in Bologna and has since been invited to speak at prestigious legal conferences and events.
Also a British Red Cross volunteer, she is the founding director of a charitable publishing house which has attracted attention worldwide for its pioneering work in human rights literature.
As a Fulbright scholar, Camilla will study a LL.M Master's degree in Law, specialising in International Human Rights Law.
She said: "Receiving a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship will allow me to further my research into areas of law which are often contentious or culturally-divergent and as such receive little academic and political attention.
"I am very excited about this opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide."