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Jan. 16, 2013

College of Law granted university status

College of LawThe College of Law has been granted the university title and will become know and the University of Law.

Chief Executive of the College of Law, Professor Nigel Savage, says, “I am absolutely delighted for our students, staff and the sector in realising this ambition. As a specialised ‘University of Law’ we are a new type of institution, focussed on teaching and learning, working alongside the research intensive universities which continue to provide leadership in research and our existing partners such as the Open University. We will help to bring diversity and increased student choice to the higher education spectrum; broaden access to the legal profession, and export high quality British education to aspiring lawyers across the globe.”

The College of Law has been able to award degrees since 2006 and trains over 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate law students every year.

Chairman of the Governors and Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge, Professor David Yates, says, “The Governors are delighted that the College’s long heritage of excellent teaching and learning has today been recognised in the granting of university title. It is a welcome acknowledgement of the College’s academic standards and recognition of its leadership in delivering innovation in teaching, learning and creating a more accessible and diverse legal profession. The creation of the university and the newly formed Legal Education Foundation provide two strong pillars for the future of legal education and access to legal education enabling the profession to meet its future challenges.”

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