Students to gain unique insights into judiciary system from esteemed new President

Posted by ap507 at Feb 23, 2018 09:35 AM |
The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton announced as new President for LULS for 2018

Issued by the University of Leicester on 21 February

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  • Sir Terence will visit Leicester Law School on 9 March 2018 to deliver a keynote lecture on the topic of ‘Law and Injustice- Legal Reaction to the Holocaust and Human Rights Revolutions’

Students from the University of Leicester will be given the unique opportunity to gain insights into the modern judiciary system from the Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls and second most senior judge in the United Kingdom, who has been announced as the new President of the University of Leicester Law Society (LULS) for 2018.

Following the success of Lord Neuberger as LULS President last year, the society wanted to appoint a President who would continue the tradition of championing the future of the University of Leicester’s Law School and its students. 

Gabriella Ezeani, Chairperson for the University of Leicester Law Society, said: “LULS has committed itself to pursuing diversity as our core value for the 2017-18 academic year. Sir Terence Etherton has exemplified this throughout his career and we can think of no one better to be our president.”

Professor Francois Du Bois, Head of the University of Leicester's School of Law, said: "Sir Terence Etherton is an outstanding role model for all lawyers, and we are most honoured to welcome him to Leicester Law School. I am especially pleased that he is visiting us as President of our student law society, as this underlines the excellent quality and tremendous enterprise of Leicester Law students.”

Sir Terence Etherton studied History and Law at Cambridge before being called to the bar in 1974. He was appointed a high court judge in 2001, Chairman of the Law commission in 2006, and Lord Justice of Appeal and member of the Privy Council in 2008.

Upon joining the appeal court, Sir Terence said: “My appointment also shows that diversity in sexuality is not a bar to preferment up to the highest levels of the judiciary.”

In 2013, he was appointed Chancellor of the High court and in 2016, Sir Terence Etherton succeeded Lord Dyson as the Master of the Rolls, becoming the United Kingdom’s second most senior Judge.

Sir Terence will visit Leicester Law School on 9 March 2018 to deliver a keynote lecture on the topic of ‘Law and Injustice- Legal Reaction to the Holocaust and Human Rights Revolutions’ and to judge the final of its senior mooting competition.

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