In celebration of the 40th anniversary of co-education, Wadham College, the University of Oxford and host Hogan Lovells, are holding an event entitled Women in the Law: Rising to the Top.

A panel chaired by Kathleen Sullivan, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Former Dean of the Stanford Law School, will discuss how women have made their mark in the legal sector and how we can support and encourage more women into the upper echelons of the profession in the future. Panellists include:

Timothy Endicott - Professor of Legal Philosophy, Fellow in Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford

Brenda Hale - Baroness Hale of Richmond, Deputy President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Maura McGowan QC - Chair of the Bar 2013

Alison Saunders - Director of Public Prosecutions

With closing remarks by Warden of Wadham, Lord Macdonald QC.

The panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A and will conclude with a drinks reception.

This event is part of a series of special events over the course of 2014 to celebrate 40 years of co-education at Oxford, commemorating the impact that women have made on college and University life. More information can be found here.


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