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Durham University

Durham Law School


Dame Vera Baird QC, Lady Black DBE and Jason Sugarman QC named Honorary Fellows of Durham Law School

(16 November 2017)

Durham Law School has named three eminent legal advocates as Honorary Fellows effective immediately. The School’s new Fellows include Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and former Labour MP Dame Vera Baird QC with Durham graduates Lady Black DBE and Jason Sugarman QC.

Lady Black is the second woman to join the UK Supreme Court and Durham’s second graduate on the current top bench. She was a student at Trevelyan College. Sugarman made a QC last year and was a student at Chad’s. He has been active in encouraging Durham students to join the Bar and support advocacy training. Durham Law School’s Dean Thom Brooks welcomed these announcements. He said: “These Honorary Fellows celebrate the strong links we have to the most talented, high achieving lawyers in Britain and beyond. We are proud to come together and work closely in months and years ahead.”