President of the Supreme Court to speak in role as University of Leicester Law Society President

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UK’s most senior judge to speak on Article 50 and media treatment of the judiciary in address on 3 March

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 1 March 2017

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The outgoing President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, will be giving a free public talk this Friday in his role as President of the University of Leicester Law Society.

The most senior judge in the UK, who retires from the Supreme Court in September, he has presided over some of the UK’s most high profile cases and has been particularly in the public eye recently due to the ruling which upheld the High Court’s decision that Parliament would need to ratify the result of the EU referendum. Most recently, he spoke out on the media undermining the rule of law, arguing that politicians were not quick enough to come to the defence of the judiciary.

In what is the Leicester Law School’s 50th Anniversary year, Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, will be delivering his address as President of the University of Leicester Law Society. He will speak on a range of topics and take questions from the audience.

The address will take place on Friday 3 March at 12pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury is the President of the Supreme Court. He has decided many of the most important cases of the last decade, including the recent high-profile judgment in Miller on Article 50 and the requirement of Parliamentary authority in order to leave the European Union

Leicester Law School students can win lunch with the Supreme Court President by posing Lord Neuberger a question using the hashtag #LULSpresident.

The chairperson of the Law Society Scarlett Stock said: “It is a huge honour for the society to be able to host our President and President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, and we are all immensely excited.”

Professor Francois du Bois, Head of the Leicester Law School, said: “Lord Neuberger's visit is a wonderful culmination to Leicester Law School's 50th anniversary. We are very proud of what we have achieved since the first law students arrived here in September 1966, and are most honoured to welcome him in this jubilee year. I am especially pleased that he is visiting us as President of our student Law Society, as this underlines the outstanding quality and tremendous enterprise of Leicester Law students.”

As part of his visit Lord Neuberger will judge the Law Society’s Senior Moot competition alongside prominent alumnus and High Court judge Sir Nicholas Green.

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

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For more information please contact Ben Reed at ben.reed@le.ac.uk

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