It is with great pleasure that we announce that the President of the University of Leicester Law Society (LULS) for 2017-18 will be The RT Hon Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls and second most senior judge in the United Kingdom.

Following the success of Lord Neuberger as LULS President last year, we wanted to appoint a president who would continue the tradition of championing the future of our law school and our students. LULS has committed itself to pursuing diversity as our core value for the 2017-18 academic year. Sir Terence Etherton has exemplified this throughout his career and we can think of no one better to be our president.

Sir Terence Etherton studied History and Law at Cambridge before being called to the Bar in 1974. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2001, Chairman of the Law Commission in 2006, and Lord Justice of Appeal and member of the Privy Council in 2008. Upon joining the Appeal Court, Sir Terence said: “My appointment also shows that diversity in sexuality is not a bar to preferment up to the highest levels of the judiciary.” In 2013, he was appointed Chancellor of the High Court and in 2016, Sir Terence Etherton succeeded Lord Dyson as the Master of the Rolls, becoming the United Kingdom’s second most senior Judge.

Sir Terence will visit Leicester Law School ‪on the 9th of March 2018‬, to deliver a keynote lecture, and to judge the final of our senior mooting competition.