Mill, a Glasgow University graduate with 18 years’ worth of experience in private legal practice and 11 years as Chief Executive of the Law Society, will be working to strengthen the Department of Law’s links with the legal profession as well as managing the return of the Diploma in Legal Practice.
Professor Tom Mullen, Head of the School of Law, told Guardian that the appointment will greatly benefit the University.
He said: “Douglas Mill will bring a combination of vision, energy and practical experience to his role as Director of Professional Legal Practice.”
Mill explained how happy he is to be returning to Glasgow University, saying: “I am delighted to return to my alma mater to take up the challenge of delivering the University’s ambitious strategic plans for the School of Law. I enjoy working with students and have always been very involved in legal education.
“With the 300th anniversary of the School of Law coming up in 2013, we aim to establish a centre of excellence for professional legal studies at Glasgow.”