Former Attorney General and top legal commentator awarded honorary degrees by The University of Law

22 November 2014

The University of Law (ULaw) this weekend honoured the commitment and service of two of the most respected figures in the legal profession by awarding the former Attorney General Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC and the UK’s best known legal commentator, Joshua Rozenberg, with honorary degrees at a ceremony in London.

The Honorary Doctor of Laws were awarded at a graduation ceremony marking the achievements of more than 150 LL.B and LL.M graduates at the Law Society.

Lord Goldsmith and Joshua Rozenberg join an impressive list of senior legal figures to be named honorary ULaw graduates. They include Lord Neuberger, previously Master of the Rolls and now President of the Supreme Court of the UK; Shami Chakrabarti, founder of Liberty; Lady Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court; and Fiona Woolf, former Lord Mayor of London and current Chancellor of ULaw.

Life Peer and Privy Counsellor, Lord Goldsmith QC, PC commented on receiving the honour: “I am honoured to accept this degree and to reaffirm my connection to The University of Law which plays such a key role in educating the lawyers of tomorrow”.

Joshua Rozenberg, frequently praised for his ability to communicate complex legal topics and the only journalist to feature in the Times Law 100 said: “Little did I imagine when I studied at the College of Law that I would be returning more than 40 years later to accept an honorary degree from its successor university. The lecturers I listened to all those years ago were adept at breaking down complex subjects into simple propositions. I'm sure they helped me in my chosen career”.

President and CEO of ULaw John Latham said: “The honours to Peter Goldsmith and Joshua Rozenberg recognise the significant contributions made by both to the legal landscape of this country in recent decades.

“The enormous breadth and variety of Peter Goldsmith’s career must rightly serve as an inspiration to all young lawyers and Joshua Rozenberg might fairly be said to be the journalist who has made law, not merely accessible to the lay audience - but also exciting and relevant. We are very proud to welcome them as honorary graduates today.”

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