We are delighted to announce that Advocate General Eleanor (Leo) Sharpston QC has been elected an Emeritus Fellow of the college.
Leo first came to King’s as a classicist in 1973, and proceeded to read, in sequence, Economics, Modern and Medieval Languages and Law. She returned to the college as a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law in 1992 and spent 18 years in the Fellowship, combining her academic work with a distinguished career in legal practice.
Leo has been the UK’s Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, a very senior judicial role, since 2006. She remains a Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge.
During her time at King’s, Leo has been actively committed not only to the community of King’s lawyers, but also to the Boat Club, King’s College Music Society and the Chapel. She spent a number of years serving on Council and was also a Personal Tutor. We look forward to Leo’s continued involvement in the life of the college.