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The University of Law promotes leading academics as the University positions itself for the next phase of expansion and diversification

The University of Law (ULaw) has promoted two of its leading academics and Executive Board members as it prepares to deliver its future growth strategy.

ULaw is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Zoe Radnor and, Professor Peter Crisp to new senior leadership roles from December 1, 2021.

The University is experiencing record growth in student numbers and has launched several new programmes that will see the University expand its portfolio and operations over the coming years.

Professor Radnor, currently Deputy Vice Chancellor, is promoted to Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor.  As Provost, Professor Radnor will steer the University’s progressive academic leadership creating an academic model and framework that supports the growth plans. In her role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor she will continue to concentrate on further diversification outside of Law.

Professor Crisp, currently Pro Vice Chancellor External, will become Deputy Vice Chancellor Law.  This is in response to the distinct and emerging schools that ULaw’s diversification programme is moving to, with Law and Business now established as separate schools.

Professor Radnor commented: “I am honoured to be taking on the additional role of Provost and leading such a talented and dedicated team of academics at The University of Law. I am also proud to be continuing in my role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor as the University expands and improves its portfolio aimed at preparing students for the professions.  It is a very exciting time to be leading the academic growth of the university.”

Professor Crisp commented: “I am delighted to be leading the Law Faculty at The University of Law and I will be continually looking to build on our track record for learning and teaching excellence and commitment to the highest quality outcomes for our students.  This is especially important now that we are seeing our first students sitting the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), one of the biggest changes in recent times in legal education.”

ULaw Chairman, Rt Hon Prof the Lord Blunkett said: “I am very pleased that Professor Radnor and, Professor Crisp have been promoted into these new roles at The University of Law.

“The knowledge of the University and the experience these senior leaders bring will be a huge advantage as we continue to expand, diversify and build on the incredible progress that has been made in recent years.

The leadership team will support the incoming Vice-Chancellor, Professor Craig Mahoney, as he takes up his role in the early new year and will enable the University to accelerate its expansion and diversification programmes, whilst putting the wellbeing and quality of teaching and learning for students at the very forefront of the agenda.”