Eminent barrister Dinah Rose QC assumes presidency of Leicester University Law Society

Posted by ap507 at Mar 02, 2016 02:12 PM |
WikiLeaks lawyer to give keynote lecture at University of Leicester on Friday 4 March

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 2 March 2016

Photo/ media opportunity: Interview with Dinah Rose QC on Friday 4 March 2016, between 11:15am – 11:45am in Council Chamber 1, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester. Contact Angelica De Vido to arrange on 0116 229 7764. 

High-profile barrister Dinah Rose QC, who has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the UK Supreme Court, has taken upon the role of President of the Leicester University Law Society (LULS) at the University of Leicester.

As part of the role she will be visiting the University of Leicester on Friday 4 March to meet with law students and give a free public keynote lecture on the topic of Parliament, Europe and Judicial Activism: Sovereignty in the 21st Century.

Dinah Rose QC is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers in the Temple. She has appeared in some of the most high-profile and contentious cases in recent years: she has represented Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, at the UK Supreme Court; Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the Libyan dissident subjected to rendition, in claims against MI6; Rupert Murdoch’s News International in phone hacking trials; and the Home Office as a security-cleared special advocate in sensitive immigration cases.

She recently acted for The Guardian in The Black Spider memos (Prince Charles’ letters) case before the Supreme Court.

Dinah was Public Law Silk of the Year in 2013, and is widely regarded and described as ‘one of the greatest advocates of her generation.’

Martin George, Senior Lecturer and Director of Recruitment at Leicester Law School said: “We are delighted that Dinah Rose QC accepted our invitation to become President of LULS. As well as supporting our students as they apply for careers in the law, and judging the final of our senior mooting competition, Dinah will be delivering a keynote lecture of general importance - questions about parliamentary sovereignty surround the current debates on Britain’s possible exit from the European Union. This is an event not to be missed.”

The event will take place on Friday 4 March between 12pm – 1pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre at the University of Leicester.

The Leicester University Law Society website is here: http://luls.org.uk/

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For more information contact Angelica De Vido on adv4@leicester.ac.uk

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