Monday 16 July 2012

Honorary degree to recognise remarkable role of Joshua Rozenberg


Joshua Rozenberg
Joshua Rozenberg

Renowned law journalist and leading legal commentator, Joshua Rozenberg, is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Nottingham Law School, part of Nottingham Trent University.

Joshua is the only journalist to feature in The Times 2012 list of the UK’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers. He has played a remarkable role informing the legal profession, politicians and the public alike with his analysis and commentaries on all aspects of the law.

An Oxford law graduate who later qualified as a solicitor, he was the BBC legal correspondent for 15 years and later wrote for The Daily Telegraph. He now writes for The Guardian and The Law Society Gazette, as well as presenting Law in Action on BBC Radio 4. He is the author of several books on such topics as privacy and the tensions between judges and ministers.

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Andrea Nollent, said: "This honorary degree recognises Joshua’s highly significant contribution to the scrutiny and understanding of the law and the legal system."

Joshua Rozenberg said: "I feel particularly honoured that such an innovative law school is honouring me in this way, not least because so many journalists have a rather less comfortable relationship with the law at the moment. I am looking forward to visiting Nottingham again and to meeting graduates who have worked hard for their degrees."

Joshua will receive his Doctor of Laws (LLD) at a Nottingham Law School graduation ceremony on Wednesday 18 July.