Catherine Dobson read Law at Jesus College, Cambridge, where she was an Exhibitioner and Scholar. During her degree, Catherine spent a year studying at the University of Poitiers, France, obtaining a Diploma in French law. She subsequently read for the BCL at Lincoln College, Oxford. Catherine is a qualified barrister and practises at 39 Essex Street Chambers in London. Before becoming a barrister, Catherine worked at the International Criminal Court. She is currently taking a sabbatical from practice to clerk for Lord Clarke at the UK Supreme Court. Catherine supervises Constitutional Law.