• University of Law announces retirement of Nigel Savage

    6 February 2014

    The University of Law (ULaw) has announced that Nigel Savage intends to retire from his full time post as President of ULaw with effect from the 1st April 2014. 

    The retirement marks the end, almost to the day, of eighteen years of managing and leading the institution, which has become a powerful force in domestic and global legal education.

    In recognition of his unique contribution to the university the Board has awarded Savage the title “Emeritus President”.

    Nigel Savage
    Nigel Savage 

    John Latham, who joined ULaw in the autumn of 2013 as its new Chief Executive Officer, will assume the additional role of President.

    Savage presided over a period of considerable growth and transformation in the role and status of the former College of Law and provided a focus for strategic leadership in the sector.

    Chairman of the Board of ULaw, Alan Bowkett, said: “Nigel has had a transformational impact on The University of Law over his eighteen year tenure. We owe him an enormous debt for the foresight that he has provided, both to the sector as a whole and the institution.  Under his stewardship, the university has become a genuinely national and international law school with a much more diverse and flexible range of programmes, becoming a powerful force in terms of thought leadership to the sector.”

    Nigel Savage said: “It has been a great privilege to lead the university with the support of the staff and colleagues in senior management over the years. It’s also been a lot of fun, despite the inevitable ups and downs of running the organisation through several recessions, reviews and challenges in the market place. We have lots of exciting projects in the pipeline so now is the time to step aside and I am delighted to hand over the reins to John Latham.

    “The core of our success has been remaining true to our original values and commitment to legal practice and excellence in teaching and learning, and these remain the pillars of our future success. Our new owners have reinforced this strategy through tangible investment and expansion plans and I am confident the university will continue to go from strength to strength."

    For further information please contact:

    Lucy Wray, Public Relations Manager, The University of Law 
    Telephone: 01483 216072
    E-mail: lucy.wray@law.ac.uk

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