WikiLeaks lawyer Dinah Rose QC assumes presidency of Leicester University Law Society

High-profile barrister Dinah Rose QC (pictured), who has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the UK Supreme Court, has taken upon the role of President of the Leicester University Law Society (LULS).

As part of the role she will be visiting our University on Friday 4 March to meet with law students and give a free public keynote lecture on the topic of Parliament, Europe and Judicial Activism: Sovereignty in the 21st Century.

Dinah Rose QC is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers in the Temple. She has appeared in some of the most high-profile and contentious cases in recent years: she has represented Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, at the UK Supreme Court; Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the Libyan dissident subjected to rendition, in claims against MI6; Rupert Murdoch’s News International in phone hacking trials; and the Home Office as a security-cleared special advocate in sensitive immigration cases.

Martin George, Senior Lecturer and Director of Recruitment at Leicester Law School said: “We are delighted that Dinah Rose QC accepted our invitation to become President of LULS. As well as supporting our students as they apply for careers in the law, and judging the final of our senior mooting competition, Dinah will be delivering a keynote lecture of general importance - questions about parliamentary sovereignty surround the current debates on Britain’s possible exit from the European Union. This is an event not to be missed.”

The event will take place on Friday 4 March between 12pm – 1pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre.