UCL Faculty of Laws


Lord Carnwath appointed as Honorary Professor of Law at UCL Laws

27 May 2020

Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO, JSC joined UCL Faculty of Laws as Honorary Professor earlier this month.

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UCL Laws is delighted to announce that Lord Carnwath has joined UCL Faculty of Laws as Honorary Professor of Law.

Robert Carnwath, Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in April 2012. He served as Justice until his retirement in March 2020.

Lord Carnwath was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1968 and took silk in 1985. Lord Carnwath was appointed as High Court Judge in the Chancery Division in 1994, and was appointed as Chairman of the Law Commission for England and Wales in 1999-2002. In 2002, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal and became a member of the Privy Council. 

Widely considered to be one of the leading jurists in the field of environment law, Lord Carnwath has spoken at numerous judicial conferences across the world on environmental lawHe was co-chair of an international judicial group which oversaw the preparation of the UNEP Judicial Handbook on Environmental Law (2005). In 2006, he became Honorary President of the UK Environmental Law Association.

Lord Carnwath will be working with the Centre for Law and Environment, and will participate in the life of the Faculty – including contributing to UCL Laws’ research, teaching, and public engagement efforts.

Professor Alison Diduck, Vice-Dean (Staffing) at UCL Laws, commented:

“We are delighted that Lord Carnwath will be joining the Faculty. Over his eminent career, Lord Carnwath has made a huge contribution to environmental law and we look forward to him sharing his wealth of legal experience with the UCL Laws community.”

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