THE University of Law has appointed Tom Macdonald as the director of its new flagship centre in Leeds, which will open to students in September.
He joins from Leeds Metropolitan University where he was head of the Leeds Law School.
A former student of ULaw, Mr Macdonald 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.
He has held senior positions at BPP University College and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
He 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.”
John Latham, CEO and president, ULaw, said yesterday: “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.”