LSE Law Department 'Officers of the Law' public lecture series
Date: Tuesday 3 March 2009
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Jack Straw
Chair: Professor Mike Redmayne
Jack Straw was appointed as lord chancellor and secretary of state for Justice on 28 June 2007.
He has previously served as leader of the House of Commons, secretary of state for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and home secretary. In Opposition he served as shadow home secretary, shadow environment secretary and shadow education secretary.
Jack Straw read Law at Leeds University, and was called to the Bar in 1972. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College Oxford and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
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