Lady Hale gives exclusive guest lecture to LSBU Law students
17 July 2013
Lady Brenda Hale is a British legal academic, barrister, judge and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She was also recently listed as the fourth most powerful woman in the UK by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
Barrie Cunning, President of the Student Law Society said: "This is the first time that a Supreme Court Judge has ever attended LSBU. Every Law student in the country will have heard of Lady Hale and the significant cases that she has been involved in. It is a great honour to have her give a guest
The evening kicked off with a reception in the Legal Advice Clinic, where Lady Hale was welcomed by the University's Law academics and LSBU Chancellor Richard Farleigh and met with volunteers from the Clinic.
Speaking to a room packed with Law students and industry professionals, Lady Hale gave a presentation tailored to her audience.
After speaking of the history of the House of Lords and discussing the interaction between UK courts, EU law and the Court of Human Rights, Lady Hale engaged the audience with a range of high-profile cases before ending the evening with a Q&A session.
Andy Unger, Head of the Law Department at LSBU, congratulated the Student Law Society on organising such a successful event, and thanked Lady Hale for giving a fascinating account of the work of the Supreme Court. He said that students had found her visit inspiring and particularly appreciated the
time she took to talk to groups of individual students at the reception that preceded the lecture.