EVENT: UCL – IBIL: Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture 2014 – Culture of the Public Domain – A Good Thing?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Prof. Hugh Hansen is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in IP Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law and EU and International Intellectual Property Law. He also taught U.S. Constitutional Law for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of both the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy, now in its 22nd year. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him in 2010 and again in 2013 as one of the 50 most influential people in IP in the world. In doing so it characterized him as an “IP provocateur” and “the ringmaster who pulls together one of the IP world’s must-attend events.” In 2007, Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit presented Prof. Hansen with an award for “his contribution to the legal community’s understanding of international intellectual property law.” ‘

Date: 25th June 2014, 6.00-7.15pm

Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Modern Law Review 2014 Chorley Lecture – The Constitutional Imagination

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Chorley Lecture is an annual lecture inaugurated in 1972 and named in honour of Lord Chorley of Kendal, the founding editor of The Modern Law Review. The Lecture, which is normally delivered in late May or early June at the London School of Economics & Political Science, is the most important occasion in the calendar of The Modern Law Review. A version of the lecture is subsequently published as the lead article in the January issue of the following year’s Review.’

Date: 17th June 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, Od Building, London School of Economics

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – Priests of the Law: Royal Justices and Legal-Literary Culture in 13th-Century England

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Organised with the London Legal History Seminar.’

Date: 23rd May 2014, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – National Security and Public Health: Exceptions to Human Rights?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Keynote Speaker: Professor Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security, University of Bradford, on “Threats of dual use biomedical research – when national security and public health collide”.

NATIONAL SECURITY PANEL

Chair: Dr Peter Lee
Dr Dina Hadad: “States of Exception and National Security: Exceptional Threat vs. Exceptional Rights”
Dr Myriam Feinberg: “Conflicts of Sovereignty in International Counterterrorism: the Kadi Case”
Solon Solomon: “National Security Debates in the Framework of Israeli Constitutionalism”
Dimitrios Kagiaros: “The Assessment of Damage to National Security in Disclosures from Whistleblowers in the Security and Intelligence Community in the UK”
Professor Jonathan Hafetz: “Targeted Drones Strikes and the Future of International Human Rights”

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL

Chair: Dr John Coggon
Dr Brigit Toebes: “The Right to Health, National Security and Public Health: An Uneasy Relationship”
Dr Laura Niada: “Individual v public health in the human right to medicines: the problematic identification of ‘essential medicines’”
Dr Simisola Akintola: “Public Health versus Human Rights: An examination of the tensions between Individual Rights and Public Health in Biobanking Research”
Dr Dobrochna Bach-Golecka: “Public Health and Private Health: The Impact of EU Law on Healthcare in the Member States”
Professor Joachim Sanden and Dr Sacha-Dominik Bachmann: “The Right to Liberty and Security, Public Health and Disease Control”
Dr Andraz Zidar: “WHO International Health Regulations, the Rule of Law and the Protection of International Human Rights”

Conference Convenors: Dr Myriam Feinberg and Dr Laura Niada.’

Date: 29th May 2014, 11.00am-6.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Full Rate: £75.00, Students: £40.00.

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EVENT: UCL – Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In the first modern biography of Lord Mansfield (1705-1793), Norman Poser details the turbulent political life of eighteenth-century Britain’s most powerful judge, serving as chief justice for an unprecedented thirty-two years. His legal decisions launched England on the path to abolishing slavery and the slave trade, modernized commercial law in ways that helped establish Britain as the world’s leading industrial and trading nation, and his vigorous opposition to the American colonists stoked Revolutionary fires.’

Date: 29th April 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required.

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EVENT: IALS – Methodology of Legal History

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Christopher Tomlins, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine, Affiliated Research Professor with The American Bar Foundation, Chicago, and from July 2014, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Distinguished Visiting Fellow in May 2014 at in the School of History and the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Organised with the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary, University of London.’

Date: 13th May 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Law on Trial

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Putting scientific evidence on trial, our enquiry will extend from sciences of the body and mind (including psychoanalysis and neuroscience) to regimes of criminalization, criminal justice policy and prison abolition.’

Date: Various, see website for details

Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

Charge: Free, registration required.

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EVENT: IALS – Innovation and continuity in law making

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Annual Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture, organised by the Centre for Legislative Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.’

Date: 14th May 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required.

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EVENT: IALS – Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event, organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library, will be held at IALS in London on the 19th May 2014.

As with previous events in this series of national socio-legal training days, the aim is to draw attention to archives and content that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the methodological and practical issues involved in analysing sources.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent Law School)
Elizabeth Dawson (IALS Archives of Legal Education)
Professor Fiona Cownie (Keele University School of Law)
Heather Dawson & others (LSE Library, Archives & Special Collections)
Jon Sims (British Library)
Professor Leslie J Moran (Birckbeck School of Law)
Dr Polly Russell (British Library)
Professor Richard Collier (Newcastle Law School)
Professor Rosemary Hunter (Kent Law School)
Dr Rosie Harding (Birmingham Law School)
Daniel Monk (Birkbeck)
Dr Dominic Janes (Birkbeck)’

Date: 19th May 2014

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Criminalizing extreme pornography: In conversation with Myles Jackman

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Myles Jackman is a solicitor at Hodge Jones and Allen who specializes in extreme pornography and obscenity offences. He blogs at ObscenityLawyer and tweets at @ObscenityLawyer.

Myles will be in conversation with Professor Leslie Moran. The event is part of a Law and Visual Culture seminar series.’

Date: 14th March 2014, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Birkbeck College, Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London

Price: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Inner Temple – LIPs, LASPO and the State of Family Justice

Posted March 5th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The theme for the 2014 Lecture Series is “Recent Landmarks in the Law.”

Each lecture counts as 1 qualifying session or 1 hour of CPD.’

Date: 17th March 2014

Location: The Inner Temple

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: The Law Society – Human rights and military intervention

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Every year the Law Society holds a human rights essay competition this year the title was ‘Applying human rights and humanitarian law, in what circumstances should forcible measures be permitted against a state that is subjecting its people to human rights abuses?’

This event consist of a panel of experts discussing this topic.

At the event the winner and runner up of our annual human rights essay will also be awarded their prizes by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls.
This event is aimed at the following:

Those who have an interest in the topic: solicitors, barristers, NGO’s, academics.

CPD hours 1.5.’

Date: 30th April 2014, 6.30-8.30pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Law Society – Public debate series: Patents, pills and piracy – intellectual property in a digital era

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This debate will discuss whether patents are fulfilling the purpose for which they exist and whether, with advancing hardware and software, they help or harm innovation.

Who should attend?: This event is open to both members of the Law Society and the public. This debate is recommended for anyone interested in the debate topic, including: Law Society members, Corporate counsel, Academics, Students.’

CPD hours 1.25

Date: 29th April 2014, 6.00-7.45pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

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EVENT: The Law Society – Litigants in person

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Many more parties are representing themselves in family proceedings today. In the absence of legal aid or alternative financial help this is bound to increase.This course will inform solicitors about their professional obligations and give practical advice on how to prepare for a court hearing involving a litigant in person.The course will have a workshop style with practical case studies in divorce, finance, children and domestic violence.

Who should attend?: Family Law Solicitors, Members of the Judiciary, Court Staff.’

Date: 1st Arpil 2014, 2.00-5.00pm04/2014 14:00 – 17:00

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: King’s College London – Alternatives to Legislation: Restatements and Judicial Law Reform

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The aim of this series is to initiate a dialogue between different areas of private law, between private lawyers and experts in other legal fields, as well as scholars in other disciplines in the humanities and social studies. We believe that these ‘conversations’ can enrich the research and practice of private law, and shed light on its great contribution to, and influence on, other areas of scholarship and practice inside and outside the law.’

Date: 3rd March 2014, 6.15-8.00pm

Location: SW1.18 (Moot Court Room), Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – Baby Boomers on Trial

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The post-war generation stands accused of wrecking the world for the generations that follow them. It is those younger people – the victims of this excess – who are the prosecuting authorities in this unique legal proceedings.’

Date: 28th February 2014, 6.00-8.30pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network – Annual Conference 2014

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This one-day conference will give law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers a unique opportunity to explore the role of global human rights standards – from Europe and beyond – in the formation of domestic law, policy and practice.’

Date: 22nd March 2014, 9.30-5.oopm

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Northcliffe House, 26-28 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0BQ

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: UCL CLP – Comity among Authorities

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It is very commonly the case that one authority needs to take account of the decisions of another, in order to carry out its own responsibilities. This lecture aims to give a general explanation of the approach that authorities ought to take toward such judgments. The principle of comity is a central element in such a general explanation. It is the principle that the authority passing judgment (I will call it the ‘second authority’) ought to act in a way that respects the capacity of the other (the ‘first authority’) to carry out its own role. A duty of comity is not a duty to trust the first authority. It does not require the second authority to approve of the decisions of the first. It is a duty that arises not from the rights of the first authority, nor even from the first authority’s success in carrying out its duties, but from the second authority’s duty to those whom it serves.’

Date: 27th February 2014, 6.00pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – 2nd Annual Criminal Justice Lecture

Posted February 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘We are privileged to announce that our keynote speaker will be Michael Mansfield QC, raising the topic of ‘Undercover Policing and the Secret State’ Rt Hon. Sadiq Khan MP will chair the event. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.’

Date: 25th March 2014, 18.30-9.00pm

Location: TUC, Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Charge: £20, Student concession £5

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – The Googling Juror: Challenges for the Law of Contempt

Posted February 12th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Dr Ian Cram, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, Leeds University; IALS Visiting Fellow.’

Date: 13th February 2014, 12.30-1.45pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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