The University of Law appoints director to lead new flagship Leeds Centre

The University of Law has today announced the appointment of Tom Macdonald as the Director of the University’s new flagship centre in Leeds, which will open to students this September.

Tom joins from Leeds Metropolitan University where he was Head of the Leeds Law School.

A former student of ULaw, Tom has more than ten years’ experience in legal education, having started his career as a criminal law barrister and then moving into senior management roles in education.

Tom brings strong leadership and a substantial track record of developing commercial partnerships along with a passion for teaching.

Prior to Leeds Metropolitan University, Tom held senior positions at BPP University College and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

He was appointed dean of the School of Law, The Hon Society of King’s Inns, Dublin at 33 years old.

Tom said:

“I’m thrilled about joining ULaw and leading the new centre at this exciting time for the University.

“I’m looking forward to supporting all our students on their educational journeys and promoting our work in the region.

“Having been based in Leeds since 2012, I know that the city is an incredibly vibrant commercial centre and a great place to study.

“Leeds and the surrounding region is currently under-served in terms of legal education and our new centre will offer a dynamic and modern learning space, which mirrors the future working environment of our students.”

John Latham, CEO and president, ULaw said:

“The launch of our Leeds centre is a key step in our development and we’re delighted to have Tom on board.

“His extensive experience of legal education and training as well as his knowledge of the Leeds market makes him a natural choice as director of our newest centre.”

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