Dr Alison Lui, senior lecturer at the School of Law is the second academic from LJMU to be appointed as an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
This prestigious appointment is a coup for the School which celebrated the appointment of its first Academic Fellow, Dr David Lowe in 2012 – a first for an academic from a post-92 university.
Commenting on the news of her appointment, Alison said:
"It is a tremendous honour and privilege to be appointed as an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple. The appointment will enable me to exchange views and engage in debates with Inner Temple members, thus advancing scholarship through the fusion of academic research and practical experience. Both LJMU and the Inner Temple are committed to supporting students from non-traditional background to enter the legal profession. As an Employability Officer in the School of Law, I will do my utmost to fulfil this shared commitment. I very much look forward to working with the Inner Temple."
In a statement, Patrick Maddams, Chief Executive of the Inner Temple, said:
"The opportunity to bring together practitioners and academics who we recognise for their outstanding contribution to teaching and research, is a key principle of the Inner Temple. The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme helps to foster debate and understanding between these two communities."
Prior to hearing the news about her appointment, Alison had spent three months at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg following the award of a Max Planck Fellowship.
Dr Alison Lui's profile is available here