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Dean of UCL Laws appointed

20 February 2007

Sandy Shandro has been appointed Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws, and will take up the five-year appointment on 1 September 2007.

He is Head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Global Restructuring & Insolvency Group, and has been in practice since 1979. He 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, Canada.

He said: "I am delighted to have been selected to be Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws. As an important part of one of the world's leading universities, the faculty 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 to the global community it serves so well from its London base."

Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of UCL, 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 Laws), said: "This is an exciting appointment for the faculty. 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. The appointment fits into a new faculty governance structure in which the dean works closely with four associate deans."

UCL Laws is recognised as one of the top research departments of law in the UK, rated in the highest category for both research (5*A) and teaching ('Excellent').

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