Alumni profiles

Being an alumnus of the Law School can mean many things:

  • a chance to keep in touch with old friends;
  • an opportunity to support the School in its current work;
  • a way of letting us and the alumni community know about your successes and achievements.

We have close and active links with Exeter Law School alumni and honorary doctorates, many of whom occupy powerful and prestigious roles in the legal community throughout the world. There is also a dedicated LLM Exeter Club which offers an easy way for LLM alumni to keep in touch and meet regularly for both personal and professional matters.

We regularly invite individuals from our alumni community, and the broader legal community, to engage with our postgraduate students, whether through research seminars or more informal events, providing our students with valuable networking opportunities.

As well as producing numerous partners in law firms, barristers, judges and law academics, our LLM programme has also seen alumni go on to the following roles:

  • Legal Director for an American biotechnology company
  • Criminal Justice Unit Manager for a Regional Constabulary
  • Associate Director, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Senior Legal Counsel for a communications company in Taiwan
  • Deputy Director of Military Legal & Foreign Affairs, MOD (Thailand)
  • Secretary General of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Head of Section for the Ministry of Education in Denmark

Other companies our LLM alumni work for include:

  • The European Court Of Law
  • Microsoft
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Siemens

As well as many top law firms.

Having graduated with a law degree from Exeter, I took my Barrister’s exams at the College of Law and joined global insurance broker Willis as an in-house lawyer in 1978.

I was instrumental in building Willis' European network as well as the Group's operations in China, Latin America, India and other high-growth markets, before rising to become Chief Executive of its international operations in 2001, and Chairman in 2006.

Sarah Turvill Chair of the University’s Governing Body, Council

The reputation of the Law faculty, the university campus and the friendly feel I encountered when visiting encouraged me to study at Exeter. I joined the Bracton Law Society and played on their football team, meeting some great people who are friends and/or colleagues to this day. The legal training I received was a critical first step in my career – without it I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Rob Bray, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs