Honorary degree for Baroness Hale

7 July 2007

Baroness Hale was made an Honorary Doctor of Laws of the University of Reading, on Saturday 7 July 2007.

Baroness Hale receives her Honorary Degree from Lord Carrington; photographers, Ede and RavenscroftProfessor Patricia Leopold, head of the law school, put forward Baroness Hale for the honorary degree. She said: 'The School of Law is delighted that Baroness Hale is to become an honorary graduate of the University. Her work as an academic, a law reformer and a judge has inspired, and will continue to inspire, practitioners, academics and students alike.'

'It could be said that there are broadly three paths for someone who wishes to pursue a legal career – the legal profession, academia and law reform. In the course of a working life some lawyers practise in two or even all three of these fields. What is rare is to find a lawyer who is a leading figure in them all. Baroness Hale is that rare example.'

Vice Chancellor Professor Gordon Marshall said: 'Baroness Hale is an inspiration and stands for everything we hope our law graduates will go on to achieve.'

Photograph courtesy of Ede and Ravenscroft.

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