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Sandy Shandro appointed new Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws

Publication date: Feb 20, 2007 11:42:14 AM

The UCL (University College London) Faculty of Laws has announced the appointment of Sandy Shandro as the new Dean of the Faculty. He will take up the five-year appointment on 1 September 2007.

Sandy Shandro is currently head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Global Restructuring and Insolvency Group, and has been in practice since 1979. Sandy Shandro was a Rhodes Scholar and has a BA in Jurisprudence as well as a BCL from Oxford University. He was Professor of Law at McGill University in Canada. The Faculty of Laws at UCL is recognised as having one of the top research departments of law in the United Kingdom, rated in the highest category for both research (5*A) and teaching (excellent) .

Sandy Shandro said: I am delighted to have been selected to be Dean of the Faculty of Laws at UCL. As an important part of one of the world's leading universities, the Faculty of Laws makes a highly visible and important contribution to legal education and scholarship both in the UK and internationally. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to develop and add to the many ties which link the Faculty of Laws to the global community it serves so well from its London base."

Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of UCL and himself also a lawyer, said: "This is an excellent appointment that builds on the Faculty's extensive links with the profession in London, and its global reputation across the whole range of legal scholarship."

Professor Dame Hazel Genn, UCL Faculty of Laws, said: "This is an exciting appointment for the Faculty of Laws. We have been fortunate in finding a new Dean who combines a deep understanding and respect for the values and mission of a contemporary university law school with experience of leadership in a large, complex business organisation. This combination will bring enormous strength to the Faculty as we launch our independent LLM and build upon UCL's established reputation for excellence and innovation in research.”