About Advocate Magazine

We are Advocate Magazine. Please get in touch if you’d like to join the team.


Sean He - President

Sean He is a final year law student pursuing his LLB. His habit of keeping up with the pulse of the world drove him toward Advocate, and he aspires to contribute to the pulse as well as to garner a wider audience. He aims to be a qualified barrister in his hometown of Singapore after graduation and has the simplest pastime of watching TV with great coffee. He also loves the occasional travelling, especially road trips to the countryside and great food.


Lavinia Fernandez - Vice President

Lavinia Fernandez is a second year Law student with a passion for writing. Before joining Advocate, she enjoyed writing for a major publication in Malaysia. Being an avid golfer, she loves a good game of golf on a beautiful course. She also enjoys travelling as it gives her a sense of freedom and peace.

Funmi Falegan - Treasurer


Sam Edgington - Head Content Editor

Sam Edgington is a third year history and politics student at the University of Nottingham, who is originally from Liverpool. After graduation, he hopes to go on to work in the diplomatic service. His long-held passion for writing as well as his interest in public affairs drove him to join the magazine. In addition to writing, he enjoys sports like cricket, football and basketball as well as learning new languages (currently Spanish).


Callum Mansfield - Deputy Head Contents Editor

Callum Mansfield is a final year Politics and International Relations student, his articles focus more on current affairs and domestic politics. Currently, he is interested in the impact Brexit will have on our institutions and society. Outside of Advocate, Callum enjoys running and has run a half marathon to raise funds for his travels.


Rhiannon Jackson - Domestic Affairs Editor

Rhiannon Jackson is a final year BA Law student, having just completed her year abroad at the University of Copenhagen. She is keen to get as many people interested in, and writing for, Advocate as possible. Being able to demonstrate the diverse range of interests and ideas across the University makes for a great magazine.
As a volunteer writer for the digital charity ‘Rightsinfo’, she is interested in all things human rights, public and constitutional law. Thinking about how the law responds to technological development is also of interest, whether in the context of energy or artificial intelligence. Outside of law, you can find her planning her next city break, trying to score theatre tickets, or binge-watching old boxsets.


Smrithi Sadasivam - International Affairs Editor

Smrithi Sadasivam is a second year law student at the University of Nottingham. She hopes to raise more awareness about issues that plague today’s world. In light of our technology driven world, she is interested in the impact of technology on the development of different industries. Apart from academics, Smrithi enjoys reading, theatre, volunteering and travelling. She hopes to travel to as many different countries as possible to understand different cultures.


Rebecca John - Legal Affairs Editor

Rebecca John is a third year law student studying for her LLB. She believes that today’s fast-paced, dynamic legal and political environment makes this a very interesting and exciting time to be involved with Advocate. Having worked within the legal aid sector, she hopes that the magazine will provide a platform for the distribution of practical advice and information on how to make the most of a legal skillset within the local community.
Outside of university, Rebecca loves spontaneous European city breaks or an evening at the theatre in Stratford-Upon Avon, near to her home town of Solihull.


Alex Beesley - Legal Affairs Editor

Alexander Beesley is a second year BA Law with Spanish and Spanish Law student. Intrigued by the Spanish language, his interest in writing was developed from an early age due to his interest in reading. The high levels of both European and domestic legal uncertainty and possible changes arising as a result of Brexit were what led him to join advocate. Away from university he is a keen, if rather less talented snooker player and enjoys skiing, cricket and watching Manchester United in his time away from academic life.