Is Ahmd Emara the UK’s biggest law BNOC?

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Names on campus don’t come much bigger than the UWE masters student


It’s not unusual for law schools and universities to host their own big name students — but we might’ve found the biggest one yet

Described by The Tab as “the undisputed king of UWE”, law student Ahmd Emara seems to have made quite a name for himself in his short time at the Bristol-based uni.

Not only is Emara pushing on with his intense postgrad studies in international banking and finance law, he has taken up an astounding number of campus leadership roles — Frenchay campus officer, NUS delegate, student representative, and law department representative. And he has a huge Facebook following, of which more later.

He shot to fame through his on-campus and social media presence. The Tab notes that Emara is “everywhere”: at the student union, selling tickets for events door-to-door and walking around campus with sweets.

The achievements don’t stop there — he’s also spent ten months interning at Baker & McKenzie, and is ex-legal counsel at the world’s biggest law firm Dentons.


Originally from Egypt, the student hopes to stay in the UK and forge a career as a lawyer, though he does have a back-up plan.

We reached out to Emara, and he told us:

I always thought that I can work in the legal field only, but since I started my LLM and got more involved I realised that I have other skills which might help me a lot in communicating with people and building relationships.

Legal Cheek is impressed that Emara has managed to amass his celeb status in such a short period — he has only lived in Bristol for 11 months. When asked what has sparked his uni-wide stardom, he said:

Being alone in a new country with no friends or family made me really keen to have many friends and to socialise.

While he has a demonstrably positive attitude, Emara knows all too well that campus fame comes with its ups and downs.

The BNOC is very open about his relationship status, having posted videos on Facebook using the hashtag #AhmdIsSingle.

Good morning 🙂 #AhmdIsSingle

Posted by Ahmd Emara on Sunday, October 11, 2015

He explains:

I don’t think that anybody can bear or stand all that I have in my life unless they truly believe in me and are ready to face all the hard situations I am having.

And it’s not just his love life that’s suffering. Emara thinks can have its negative effects:

It’s very embarrassing when you are walking with your female friend and people keep telling you that you pulled a girl or when they take photos of you dancing in a club and post it as if no one else was dancing. You lose your privacy, but also it’s nice when you find someone who does not know you personally and tell you ‘I voted for you’. I hope I was able to leave a positive impact and not just a smile on people’s faces.

Shrugging the negativity to one side, Emara has founded an online safe-space for his fellow UWE students — and others keen to lap up the positive energy.

The influential Facebook group, ‘AHMD on the Spot (The Positive Zone & Lounge)’, has a cult following of over 2,400.


Described by its founder as a place to “make communication easier between each other’s, support each other’s, offer any possible help through discussing what annoys us and how can we over come it”, Emara told Legal Cheek that his inspiration for the group was to spread positivity:

People are tired of negativity and they need to find some positivity which has no agenda or not being directed for some interests.

With an attitude and reputation like his, we’re sure Emara will be snapped up by a big City firm in no time.

BNOC image by REW-Photography.



Great article. Really insightful. Excellent legal news.


Kuzka's Mother

This is the Daily Express of legal sites. You knew what to expect when you clicked on the link. Be seated.



Doesn’t seem like many people agree with you, Kuzka.


Kuzka's Mother

Enough do.



This is the last time I come to this site. I feel dumber for having read this article, littered with grammatical mistakes and irrelevance. I’m amazed you went through a protracted process -whereby you stumbled on this crap, found it engaging, sat down and started writing an article about it, completed the article, proofed the article and uploaded it – without at any stage realising what a terrible human being you are for forcing this on your dwindling readership.


Obi-Wan Bantsobi

Savage. 10/10 lad.



I gave up reading this article as I don’t know what it is about.

Also Katie please stop using the phrase “reaching out” and variants of it in ALL you articles – it makes my skin crawl.


Toss off my Caber

This post has been removed because it breaches Legal Cheek’s comments policy.



Homophobic and misoginstic, no wonder you’re a City lawyer!


Toss off my Caber

Sue me dickwad.


Toss off my Caber

Cheers for deleting my comment, dumb fggts.


All aboard the banter train

Take cover lads, the banter is about to be off the charts



“pushing on with his intense postgrad studies in international banking and finance law”

That made me laugh so hard I sharted – UWE is definitely known for its academically rigorous courses looooooooooooool



I pushed on a bit too hard and shit my kecks.


Lord Lane of Cheshire

UWE Law students have quite a good rate of employability, especially in the South West region. Please research beforehand before making uninformed comments.


Lord Dyson

Looooooool, good luck son!



Lord Lane of Cheshire- I wasn’t sure if you were being facetious. In the event that you are- everyone has good “employment” prospects no matter where you went to University, let’s be honest. That is because anything counts: from being a paralegal at a slip’n’trip high street outfit to making the teas and doing the photocopying.

I would be interested to know what the success rate is, with regards to UWE LLB Students getting pupillage or an actual training contract (and not just a £8p/h admin job doing RTA factory line stuff).

Yes, I am a snob but oh well.


Allahu Snackbar

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Katie's Mum

Don’t give up Katie. I believe in you.


Katie Faking

Well isn’t this just splendid – another article cut and pasted straight from one of the stalwarts of quality journalism, The Tab. You’ve really outdone yourself today, Katie, well done you.



“I don’t think that anybody can bear or stand all that I have in my life unless they truly believe in me and are ready to face all the hard situations I am having.”

Stick a fork in me, I’m done.



Student tries to be popular by running for everything on campus.

This is newsworthy why…?



No Sorry I have read it twice now and I still just do not get it.



How much did Ahmd pay LC for this article?


Salacious Rumours

He gave Alex such a tugjob he couldn’t walk or piss standing for three days straight.



Oh you lot are all miserable. Well done to this guy.



Hi Ahmd, so nice of you to join us. How’s your popularity-whoring going today? Did any of your posts get many likes?


Obi-Wan Bantobi

I’m giving this article another hour before the comments section gets shut down by LegalTurd. The bants are getting far too potent for them to handle.



‘Reached out ‘ ? C’mon , please put your book of trendy phrases away



Self appointed big fish in a little pond.



What the fuck is this



Is it Friday already?


Charlotte PrAhmd

Hey hunni, join the club.



And now LC is trawling Twitter for similar individuals. Please, just give up now.



You all leave Katie alone!! What else is she meant to write about? There are only so many articles about Charlotte Proudman and Oxbridge snobs that can be written in a day.



Please don’t compare this misogynist student to me.

What has he achieved?


Lord Scarman

I’m tempted to join that poofy little group of his just to troll the shit out of it.


Constable Dickson

“walking around campus with sweets”

Funny, I always thought strangers walking around and offering sweets usually end up locked up for ten years in HM Pentonville and put on the sex fiend register. I guess the times must have changed.

What an utter creep.



Great Scott, his smile arouses me. Ahmd, care to confess if you’re DTF? My timber could use some polishing.


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