UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws holds graduation ceremonies for 2020-22 cohorts

23 September 2022

Ceremonies were held to mark the achievements of our LLB, LLM, and PhD cohorts from recent years.

A group of UCL Laws graduates throwing their graduation caps in the air and posing for a photo

On Tuesday 13 September, in-person graduation ceremonies were held for the LLM 2021 cohort; LLM 2020 cohort and research students; and the LLB 2022 cohort.

The ceremonies took place at the Institute of Education, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society and marked a return to in-person summer graduations following the pandemic, during which ceremonies were moved online.

A minute's silence was held at the beginning of each ceremony in respect of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Guest speakers addressed the graduates, with speeches delivered by Matthew Barzun (former US ambassador to the UK and UCL Honorary Fellow), Baroness Hale (Honorary Professor at UCL Laws and former President of the UK Supreme Court), and The Honourable Mr Justice Joseph Paul Fok (Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal), who was conferred an Honorary Fellowship. Graduates also heard inspiring messages recorded by UCL alumni.

Three UCL Laws graduates smiling

Receptions were held in the main quad, providing an opportunity for graduates to come together with their former classmates, guests and members of the Faculty.

Photos of the graduation ceremony and reception will be added soon and shared on the UCL Laws social media channels.

UCL Laws would like to congratulate all new graduates and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

Four graduates at the UCL Laws graduation reception smiling at the camera

UCL Laws graduates sitting in rows at the September 2022 graduation reception