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Lady Justice Julia Macur, Lady Justice Anne Rafferty and Lord Justice Maurice Kay
Lady Justice Julia Macur, Lady Justice Anne Rafferty and Lord Justice Maurice Kay.

Making history at Court of Appeal

The University of Sheffield now has the highest number of graduates appointed to the bench after Oxford and Cambridge. And for the first time the Court of Appeal had an all-Sheffield alumni bench for a case in early November 2013.

The judges sitting were Lord Justice Maurice Kay (LLB Law 1964, PhD Law 1971, Hon LLD 2003), Lady Justice Anne Rafferty (LLB Law 1971, Hon LLD 2005) and Lady Justice Julia Macur (LLB Law 1978).

Professor Claire McGourlay and Rivka Smith, a third-year LLB Law and Criminology student, went to the Royal Courts of Justice in London to watch the first day of proceedings. Rivka commented, “This experience is something that cannot be taught by academics. I was proud to be there on such a memorable day and honoured to meet some of our most prestigious Law alumni.”