Monday 16 July 2012 by A Gazette reporter

Legal commentator and Gazette columnist Joshua Rozenberg has been awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Law School.

Later this week he will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the law school, which is part of Nottingham Trent University. The law school acclaimed Rozenberg as the only journalist to feature in The Times 2012 list of the UK's 100 most influential lawyers, saying he 'played a remarkable role' informing the legal profession, politicians and the public on all aspects of the law.

After gaining a law degree from Oxford University, Rozenberg qualified as a solicitor. He was the BBC's legal correspondent for 15 years and later wrote for The Daily Telegraph. He now writes for the Guardian and the Gazette, and presents BBC Radio 4's Law in Action.

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Andrea Nollent, said: 'This honorary degree recognises Joshua's highly significant contribution to the scrutiny and understanding of the law and the legal system.'

Rozenberg said: 'I feel particularly honoured that such an innovative law school is honouring me in this way, not least because so many journalists have a rather less comfortable relationship with the law at the moment.

'I am looking forward to visiting Nottingham again and to meeting graduates who have worked hard for their degrees.'

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