The University of Roehampton officially opened its law school last week at an event featuring Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws (Helena Kennedy QC, pictured) as keynote speaker.

At a time when education providers have been retrenching in the legal education market, the south-west-London-based university has launched an undergraduate law degree and LLB. It took in its first 37 LLB students last September and will offer the Graduate Diploma in Law this autumn.