Rt Hon Lord Rodger of Earlsferry appointed an Honorary Professor

The Rt Hon Lord Rodger of Earlsferry is to take up a new role at the University of Glasgow as an Honorary Professor in the School of Law.

Lord Rodger is one of the most distinguished jurists of our time.  As a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, he has participated and delivered judgment in many of the most important cases to reach the House of Lords in recent years. He will be member of the new United Kingdom Supreme Court from October 2009. Lord Rodger is also greatly respected as an academic scholar of law and has published many articles in books and journals. His most recent book, The Courts, the Church and the Constitution (Edinburgh UP, 2008), which grew out of his 2007 Jean Clark Memorial Lectures, dealt with aspects of the Disruption of 1843.

Lord Rodger is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1974, and was Solicitor General for Scotland, from 1989 to 1992, then Lord Advocate from 1992-95. He began his judicial career as a Court of Session judge in 1995 and was Lord President of the Court of Session from 1996 to 2001. He has been Lord of Appeal in Ordinary since 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Academy, and visitor of St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

Lord Rodger will work closely with the School of Law in a range of ways including lecturing to students and to the public, judging moots and participating in conferences and other events.

Welcoming the appointment, Professor Tom Mullen said, “We are delighted that Lord Rodger is joining us as an Honorary Professor. Lord Rodger has been a good friend of the University for many years and the appointment recognises the great contribution he has already made as well as the contribution  he will make in future. His expertise in a wide range of areas of law will be invaluable to staff and students.”

Further information:
Martin Shannon, Media Relations Officer
University of Glasgow Tel: 0141 330 8593

First published: 2 July 2009

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