The Open University has appointed Cherie Booth QC as Visiting Professor in Law.
In her role as Visiting Professor, Cherie will support the Open University’s mission to widen participation in legal education and to extend the Law School’s global reach through her experience as a human rights lawyer. She will present occasional lectures on themes relating to human rights and public law.
Cherie Booth’s inaugural lecture as a Visiting Professor of Law at the Open University is on 29th September at the Commonwealth Club in London, and is entitled The Importance of Law in the Modern World.
Professor Gary Slapper, Director of the Law School said, “We are delighted to have Cherie Booth QC as a visiting professor. Her work as an internationally distinguished lawyer is an inspiration to our students, and her work in helping to establish the Africa Justice Foundation is something members of the Open University Law School are keen to support.”
Cherie Booth QC has supported the Open University Law School since 1997 and attended the launch of the first law courses not long before moving into Downing Street. She also co-founded the Matrix Chambers.
She has also worked with the Open University’s Development Office and the Law School in establishing the basis of a legal education project in Rwanda and with a major collaboration with the Asian University for Women. In addition, she has given lectures on working with the major charitable organisation she helped establish, the Africa Justice Foundation.