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Issue 470, 8 October 2001

New Chairs

Professor Louise Ackers has been appointed to a Chair of European Law. She was previously Professor of Law at the University of Lancaster. Professor Ackers' research interests include EU social law and policy, citizenship and immigration.

Professor Paul Torremans has taken up a Chair of Business Law, having previously held the position of senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. Professor Torremans' research interests are intellectual property within UK and EU law, the relationship between intellectual property and private international law, conflict of laws, and international and comparative business law.

Professor Tom Allen has been appointed to a Chair of Private Law. Professor Allen comes to Leeds from the University of Durham where he was a reader in the department of law. His research interests include property, human rights law, comparative law and the commonwealth.

New appointment

Mr Robert Gilworth has been appointed as director of the careers centre, having held the position of head of the careers service at the University of Huddersfield since 1996.

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