The University of Law in London has appointed another high profile chancellor as its second-ever chancellor. The school’s ceo welcomed the ‘inpirational’ former UK supreme court president Lord Neuberger, who stepped down from the bench last year and last November joined One Essex Court as a commercial arbitrator.
ULaw has confirmed Lord Neuberger’s new role will be as a figurehead for the law school, and offers professional and academic insight as an expert in the legal world. Lord Neuberger, more formally The Right Honourable The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, succeeds Dame Fiona Woolf who was appointed as inaugural Chancellor in 2013, a year after the College of Law gained university status in 2012. Dame Fiona was a former Lord Mayor of London and President of the Law Society of England and Wales. A celebration event to formally welcome Lord Neuberger into his new role at ULaw will be held later in the year.
Professor Andrea Nollent, vice-chancellor and ceo of ULaw, said ‘I am honoured to welcome Lord Neuberger as our Chancellor. His exceptional experience and exemplary career will provide inspiration to our students.’ She added, ‘the University of Law is delighted to benefit from the tremendous knowledge and experience that Lord Neuberger has developed and applied throughout his career. We are also deeply grateful to Dame Fiona Woolf for her inspiration and guidance over the last five years. At The University of Law we are wholly committed to improving and broadening outcomes for our students, through our academic offer and expert leadership. Under Lord Neuberger’s chancellorship, we will further develop our position within the education sector to benefit both our students and our professional partners.’