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Crown Court Judge, Barbara Mensah - ‘Women in the Law in 2020’




As part of City’s celebration of International Women’s Day, Her Honour Judge Barbara Mensah will be speaking to City Law School students and staff about Women in Law in 2020.

Speaker Bio:

Her Honour Judge Barbara Mensah became the first Circuit Judge of African origin when she was appointed to the South Eastern Circuit in December 2005.  Prior to that, she enjoyed a successful career at the Bar and was then appointed as a full-time Imigration Judge in 2000. She studied philosophy at the University of Wales in Swansea and then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University London and the Bar Course at the Inns of Court School of Law (which later became the City Law School); she also has an LLM degree from Queen Mary, University of London. She was the first person in her family to attend university. Before her judicial appointment, Judge Mensah was a Senior Lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by City, University of London.

Judge Mensah’s work primarily involves adjudicating on criminal matters, but she also sits as a judge on mental health cases.

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When and where

12.15pm - 3.00pmFriday 6th March 2020

R101 Franklin Building City, University of London 124 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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