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Human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti CBE will be launching Salford Law School later this week.
Chakrabarti, who is the director of human rights group Liberty, will be speaking about the law and terror at the official launch of the brand new 10m school on Friday (8 February). The school is based in the purpose-built Lady Hale Building, named after Lady Brenda Hale, the UKs first and only female Law Lord.
In her speech she will highlight the importance of the post-war human rights framework as an essential component of democratic society. Having worked as a Home Office lawyer, Chakrabarti is a critic of what she has described as the Governments constant erosion of personal freedoms.
Head of Salford Law School, professor Alistair Alcock said: Shami is a noted authority on civil liberties and human rights issues. It will be fascinating to hear her views on these topical and thought-provoking issues. It will also be good to welcome back Lady Hale to the new building.
As reported on www.lawyer2b.com last August Salford Law School exceeded its target for this first intake of students. The school, which opened its doors last September started the 2007/08 academic year with 100 students, 20 more than it had expected to enrol.
In September Salford Law School will expand its existing long distance learning postgraduate courses in health care, and health and safety law, with the introduction of a course in construction law.