Conor Gearty (class of '75) Appointed Honorary QC
The Union extends its congratulations to pastman Professor Conor Gearty (class of '75) who was recently appointed Honorary Queen’s Counsel. This prestigious title is awarded to those who are deemed to have made a significant contribution to the law of England and Wales outside of practice in the courts. Conor is currently Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. Prior to holding that position he was a Fellow at Emmanuel College Cambridge and then subsequently worked as an academic at King’s College London. He holds a primary degree in law from UCD and a master’s degree in law and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Aside from his academic career, Conor is a barrister and a member of the highly regarded Matrix Chambers in London where he practises from. Conor’s legal career has seen him appear in the higher courts in England and he has been sought out for his particular expertise in the fields of human rights law and public law. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Bencher of Middle Temple and an Honorary Bencher of the King’s Inns. He also has an extensive list of publications as would be anticipated! It is not only wonderful to see an Irish-born academic be recognised in the United Kingdom for their excellence in the law but to have a pastman of the College achieve this gives the Union tremendous pride. Congratulations Conor and we wish you the very best in the future.