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City Law School academic elected to prestigious RSA Fellowship

Professor of International Economic Law, Professor David Collins, is delighted at becoming a new Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

City University London Professor of International Economic Law, Professor David Collins, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

David CollinsThe RSA is an enlightenment organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today's social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship, it “seeks to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap between today's reality and people’s hopes for a better world". Based in London and founded in 1754, the RSA was granted a Royal Charter in 1847 and the right to use the term Royal in its name by King Edward VII in 1908. The RSA Fellowship is a network of people from a wide range of backgrounds, united by a desire to build a better society. There are over 27,000 Fellows in more than 80 countries, working together for the benefit of their communities. The RSA supports Fellows in developing local networks and initiatives and through RSA Catalyst programme it provides money and expertise to Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a positive social impact.

Award-winning legal advice clinic

Professor David Collins teaches and researches in the field of International Economic Law, having written numerous books and articles in this field and acted as a consultant for a number of international organizations on issues of global economic governance.  He also runs Start-Ed, an award-winning pro bono legal advice clinic focusing on London’s Tech City staffed by the students of the City Law School and supervised by local solicitors.

Commenting on his election to the Fellowship, Professor Collins said:

 “I am honoured and delighted to have been elected to the Fellowship of the RSA. I see it as an amazing opportunity to join their network of experts and leaders in all sorts of disciplines from around the world. I hope that I will be able to take advantage of my Fellowship to collaborate with some of them on future research projects and funding applications.”

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