Alumni outside New Academic Building


The Department is always delighted to hear from alumni and welcome their participation in our activities.

LSE Lawyer's Alumni Group

The LSE Lawyers’ Alumni Group comprises alumni, friends, staff and students of the School who study, practise or have an interest in law. The group provides a forum for discussion at a variety of events throughout the year, offers opportunities for professional networking and encourages active alumni support for the School.



Ratio is the annual magazine of LSE Law providing a unique insight into the diverse work of our staff and students.  

This year’s edition has a distinct focus on the Department’s centenary, as 2019 marked 100 years since the appointment of LSE’s first Law Professor, H. C. Gutteridge. The opening article recounts the history of the department, reflecting on how law and legal teaching, research and scholarship has changed over the last 100 years.

Readers gain an insight into the life and career of Department of Law alum, Mr Patrick Mears OBE, and step into the mind of Professor Gerry Simpson for a minute, to hear how the Cold War looms large as an influence on his life and research to-date.

Looking to the future, we hear from some current students and the incredible work they are doing to inspire change and share their knowledge and skills with others. Students such as Tosin Murana who, inspired by her own experience at high school, went on to establish the start-up organisation, Hi-R (pronounced higher) to help other high school students from less privileged backgrounds write their university applications. We also recap some of our major public events, which covered many of this year’s big issues, including: the Trump presidency; Brexit and climate change.

You can pick-up a print copy of Ratio 2019 from Law Department Reception, Level 6, New Academic Building.  

You can read the full edition of Ratio 2019/20  here.

For earlier issues of Ratio please click here.

We always like to report on the activities of LSE Law Alumni. If you have any news you would like to share with us and fellow alumni, please send us your brief updates (100 words max) including your name and year of graduation by email headed "Ratio Alumni Update" to


Annual Dinner

The annual dinner is one of the group's flagship events, giving members a chance to get together in a more formal setting. After-dinner speakers have included: Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry MP, Lady Justice Smith, Court of Appeal; Peter Sutherland KCMG, Attorney General of the Republic of Ireland; Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor; Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, President, Family Division; Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General; Rt Hon Lord Justice Robin Jacob.


The Department is always delighted to hear from alumni and welcome their participation in our activities. In the first instance, please contact Jeremy Horder for more information.

Links with the Department

The Group and the Department have worked hard to forge close links. Members of the Group often give lectures and seminars in the Department and the Department often providers speakers for the Group.

London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7688   

Lawyers Alumni Group Committee


Helena Donohoe (LLB 1999)

Committee Members

Adel Baba-Aissa (Laws with French Law 2005)
David Bass (MSc Philosophy, Policy and Social Value 2011)
Jeffrey Forrest (LLB 1968)
Gauri Kasbekar-Shah (LLB 1999)
Christine Kilfoil (LLM 2007)
Genevieve Parke (LLM 2005)
Arezou Yavarianfar (LLB 2005, LLM 2006)

Administration: Rebecca Newman