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There are many ways for you to stay in touch with the University and fellow alumni, from reunion events around the world, to social media networks, and your Old Joe magazine. Learn more at the UoB Alumni website
Find out what some of our graduates are doing now
Every year the Holdsworth Club invites a prominent judge or lawyer to be the Holdsworth President for that year. The main duty is to deliver the Holdsworth Presidential Address, a lecture on a topic of their choice. Find the Holdsworth Presidents from your time at Birmingham.
From 2007-14 we published Holdsworth, an annual alumni newsletter. We have replaced it with an e-newsletter, which is sent out annually. If you'd like to receive the next one make sure that you are registered! The stories highlighted in the 2016 edition are listed below.
Stories from the 2016 Holdsworth e-newsletter
- Emeritus Professor and former head of Birmingham Law School one of eight new Queen's Counsel honoris causa appointed at Westminster Hall on 22 February 2016 in a ceremony presided over by the Lord Chancellor.
- Birmingham Law School is celebrating a series of staff, student, and School successes. CEPLER was recently shortlisted for a top Pro Bono award, while the School shot up the rankings in the 2017 Guardian University League Table, and has been named one of the world's Top 100 law schools.
- Professor Rosie Harding, Birmingham Law School Professor of Law and Society, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to work on a project entitled Everyday Decisions: Interrogating the interface between mental capacity and legal capacity.
- The Harding Law Library has served the Law School since 1961 and, on the eve of its closure and relocation to the new, state-of-the-art main library, we invited alumni to reminisce with peers, academics, and library staff. The move marks an exciting new phase for the Law School as the development of the space will include new facilities for mooting and advocacy.
- Alumna Tiffany Lathe (Undergraduate Diploma, Legal Studies, 2003), Vice President & General Counsel - International at Rackspace, was recently named one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women' working in Technology, by the National Diversity Council. We interviewed Tiffany to find out more about the award and how Birmingham Law School helped to shape her career.
- A team of students have won the CEPLER challenge, sponsored by IBM as part of the annual Birmingham Project, for their app that provides an interactive step-by-step guide through the court process. The app, JustEase, was the team's response to the challenge 'how can technology assist with access to justice?'