The University of Law (ULaw) has appointed legal education specialist Tony King as special advisor and Visiting Professor to help to further strengthen the University’s service to its law firm clients.
Tony will join ULaw on 1 August, 2014 after he retires from global law firm Clifford Chance where he has held a series of learning and development roles including Director of Education, Head of HR Development and currently Director of the Clifford Chance Academy.
He will provide advice and support to ULaw to help shape its education and training provision to its client law firms. The University has close links with the legal profession and works with over 90 of the top 100 UK law firms, and four out of five of the top global firms. More than 30 leading law firms have exclusive training arrangements with ULaw.
Tony has played a very high profile role in legal education and training domestically and internationally. In addition to his Clifford Chance role, he is currently Chair of the City of London Law Society's Training Committee, a member and former Chair of the Law Society's Education and Training Committee and a member of the Advisory Board to the International Bar Association's Academic and Professional Development Committee.
In addition he is a founder member of the Legal Education and Training Group, the UK association of law firm training partners and directors, and a former member of the Joint Legal Education and Training Review Consultation Panel. He is joining the Queen's Counsel Selection Panel and has also edited or written a series of business skills books for lawyers and student textbooks.
John Latham, President and CEO at The University of Law, said ‘Tony is a pre-eminent figure in the world of legal education and training. His appointment as a special adviser is a key step forward for the University as it seeks to further strengthen its work with law firms in the UK and beyond. Tony's sector-wide credibility and reputation supports ULaw's ethos and commitment to providing the highest quality legal education and training.’
Commenting on his appointment, Tony King said: ‘This is a time of great change across the whole of the legal services sector, both nationally and internationally. The University of Law will play a significant role in supporting the sector and I look forward to contributing to those efforts.’
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