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Cherie Booth to lecture at Open University

Cherie Booth
Image caption Ms Booth has supported the OU law school since 1997

Cherie Booth QC has been appointed visiting professor in law, at the Open University (OU).

Ms Booth will present lectures relating to human rights and public law.

The university says it is delighted to have the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair join its law school.

"Her work as an internationally distinguished lawyer is an inspiration to our students," said law school director, Prof Gary Slapper.

Ms Booth has been a supporter of the OU law school since 1997 and has worked with its development office in establishing a legal education project in Rwanda and a collaboration with the Asian University for Women.

Her inaugural lecture will take place on 29 September.

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