The University of Law (ULaw) this weekend celebrated the graduation of its first intake of LL.B students. A ceremony at the Law Society in London marked the achievements of more than 150 LL.B and LL.M graduates from both the UK and overseas. The LL.B programme was voted amongst the best in the country for student satisfaction in this summer’s National Student Survey.
Among those graduating were students who had successfully completed the LL.B two-year programme launched in 2012. Grace Cole-Hawkins, who achieved the highest average overall mark at the ULaw’s Guildford centre, said: “The standard of the teaching and support that I received and continue to get on the LPC course has been outstanding. It has given me the skills and expertise that I need to continue my training and the best grounding as I embark on my career in the legal sector.”
Sheron O’Connor who relocated from Canada to take the LL.B accelerated course. She said: “I believed I would receive a quality education at the university and I was not disappointed. Our tutors were amazing and supportive and I was given the exact tools I need to succeed.”
In her first UK engagement as Chancellor of ULaw, Fiona Woolf CBE, herself an alumna of ULaw (formerly the College of Law), highlighted the many opportunities that a degree in law can bring. Congratulating the graduates, she encouraged them to “grasp the opportunities” that would present themselves in their careers ahead. She said: “The University of Law gave me the grounding for my career and today's graduates, the first from the University's LLB programme, embark on their future careers with a training that will be just as relevant to them in a law career in the UK as it will internationally in law or in just about any walk of business and professional life that you choose to mention. I wish them all every success for the future.”
Commending the graduates on their achievements, John Latham, President & CEO said: “The University takes immense pleasure from seeing you graduate today. I hope you all feel a strong sense of pride in your achievements; this and your continued success in your chosen careers is what defines our mission and purpose as a university.”
Former Attorney General Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC and legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg were also honoured at the ceremony and awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of their services to the legal profession.
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