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Higher Cambridge Doctorate for Cardiff Law Professor

Jun 2016

Professor Norman Doe has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Law (LLD) by the University of Cambridge.

The LLD, the second most senior degree at Cambridge, is awarded on 'proof of distinction by some original contribution to the advancement of the science or study of law'. Professor Doe has been awarded the degree for his work in Canon Law.

Professor Doe was presented for the degree by the Regius Professor of Civil Law on 14 May. Professor Doe said, “It was great to be with my family and friends on this memorable occasion at the Senate House and afterwards in college.”

The degree was awarded by Magdalene College, where Professor Doe obtained a PhD in the 1980s. Professor Doe was awarded a Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2005 and earlier this year was also honoured by publication of a book, The Confluence of Law and Religion: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Work of Norman Doe (Cambridge University Press, 2016) C. Kenny, F. Cranmer, M. Hill, and R. Sandberg (eds).

This is the first time a Cardiff Law School member of staff has received the Cambridge LLD, as it was for Professor Richard Lewis to receive the Oxford DCL in 2014.