(634)  HAPPY 300th, EDINBURGH LAW SCHOOL

Edinburgh University marked the tercentenary of the establishment of its first chair in Law – the Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations – with a special graduation ceremony in the university’s McEwan Hall on Saturday 10 February 2007 (the actual anniversary being 11 February).  Honorary LLDs were conferred upon Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, Lord Gill, the Lord Justice Clerk (Charles Areskine, first holder of the Public Law Chair, later became Lord Justice Clerk), and Justice Albie Sachs, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  Speeches were made by Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, current holder of the Chair, and the University Principal, Timothy O’Shea, while the graduates were laureated by, respectively, Professor Vicki Bruce, Professor Kenneth Reid and Professor Hector MacQueen.  There was a large attendance of the good, the great and other friends of the Law School.  Photographs of the great occasion available here –

 

http://www.registry.ed.ac.uk/graduations/Grad_Photos/Grad_photos_home.htm (click on the link for Saturday 10 February)

 

– to be followed by podcasts etc available soon, one trusts, on the Law School’s Tercentenary website –

 

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/tercentenary/

 

 

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