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By June 1, 2017news-leeds
Lord Dyson with GSAL Law Soc founders

Lord Dyson, a former master of the rolls and past pupil, returned to The Grammar School at Leeds to launch a law society for students.

Lord Dyson, who attended Leeds Grammar School from 1951 until 1961, returned to his former stomping ground to help launch a law society at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL).

Lord Dyson, a former master of the rolls and head of civil justice, was the second most senior judge in England and Wales from 2012 to 2016. He addressed GSAL students at the inaugural meeting of the society, answered questions and took time afterwards to chat to the teenagers, who are all considering a career in the law.

Year 11 student Rohan Karthik said: “The idea for a law society at school has been really popular among the students and we are absolutely delighted to have Lord Dyson here. It has been a great experience to listen to such a distinguished member of the legal profession talking about his career and the law.”

The newly-formed GSAL Law Society is an initiative by six students from year 11 and the sixth form, who set it up with the help of the school’s deputy head of history, and former lawyer, Sam Yates. The society will hold regular meetings with guest speakers from the legal profession, as well as organising workshops and mock trials.