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Image of Lord Toulson standing next to the winner of the College's inaugural Lord Toulson essay prize
Lord Toulson with 2016 essay prize winner Louisa

Lord Toulson (1946-2017)

It is with much regret that the College reports the death of Honorary Fellow, Lord Toulson, on 27 June 2017.

Lord Toulson came to Jesus College to study law at 16. He worked as a barrister for many years, before being appointed as a judge of the High Court in 1996. From 2002 he served as the Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales, and in 2007, was promoted to the Court of Appeal. In 2013, he was appointed to the Supreme Court. He had been serving on the Court's Supplementary Panel following his retirement as a full time Justice of the Court in September 2016.

The College launched the Lord Toulson Essay Prize in Law in 2016. It is awarded each year for an essay that shows an outstanding understanding of, and ability in, the field of law. The prize is open to students worldwide who are in their final or penultimate year of school. 

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