Dame Eleanor was called to the Bar in 1979 and took silk in 1999.
She became a Deputy High Court Judge in 2000, and a High Court Judge in 2008. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary PhD from the University in recognition of her work in the Law, and in 2014, Dame Eleanor was elevated to the Court of Appeal.
Since 2020, Dame Eleanor has been the Chair of the Judicial College - an important role ensuring that the judiciary is effectively trained to undertake their role.
Dame Eleanor said: “It was a great honour to have the new Law Court named after me.
“I greatly enjoyed returning to Hull and, in particular, to have the opportunity to meet some of the students.”
Law students at Hull have access to a variety of facilities and initiatives, all of which are designed to provide real-world industry experience.
Students can also get involved in the University’s Legal Advice Centre, handing real cases with real clients.
Hull students provide free, confidential and independent legal advice to members of the community, across a variety of areas including consumer rights, family, employment law, housing and property issues.
Professor Stephen Hardy, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, said: “Lady Justice King has been an inspiration to many Hull law students and using our new courtroom we will continue to inspire future lawyers and judges for many years to come.”
You can visit the website for more information on the University of Hull’s law degree courses.