EVENT: Lunch Hour Lectures – Knowledge and law: exploring landscape in the context of wind energy

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Landscape is not just physical, but also filled with symbolic, social and cultural attachments. The impacts of large wind energy projects on landscapes can be enormously contentious to the communities asked to host them. This lecture will examine how the legal process for consenting ‘nationally significant’ wind farms shapes our knowledge of landscape.’

Date: 28th February 2017, 1.15-1.55pm

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – Reconstructing Judicial Review

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Sarah Nason, Bangor University Law School

With guest speakers:
Mr Justice Lewis, Administrative Court
Professor Rick Rawlings, University College London
Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers
Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis, University of Reading’

Date: 20th February 2017, 5.30-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Amicus – US Death Penalty Training

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Amicus runs a comprehensive bi-annual training programme in US capital defence law and procedure, legal research, evidence and professional conduct. It is attended by approximately 400 participants each year and held in London.’

Date: 10th-12th February and 4th-5th March

Location: Baker & McKenzie (100 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6JA)

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: IALS – A comparative analysis of the history of race, gender and the legal profession

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Dr. Gwen Jordan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department at the University of Illinois Springfield and is currently a fellow at the IALS. She is also a part-time staff attorney for the Illinois Innocence Project where she represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted and is spearheading a policy reform initiative. Jordan’s scholarship focuses on the history of women lawyers’ local, national and international social justice activism. She is currently analyzing issues of race identity and strategies women lawyers of colour developed throughout the twentieth century to overcome legal and political discrimination at the intersection of race and gender.’

Date: 2nd February 2017, 12.30am-1.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – Drug Policies Beyond the War on Drugs?

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘As countries examine new ways of managing drug issues beyond the problematic and simplistic model of the ‘war on drugs’, this lecture will examine how LSE research, among others, can help impact and drive government policies. Drawing on a number of LSE IDEAS reports, including the Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy, a decision science based approach to ranking drug harms, the outcomes of the Lancet Commission on Drug Policy, and an examination of cannabis reclassification in the UK we will examine new methods for evaluating and managing global drug issues.’

Date: 15th February 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – Rethinking Punishment

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What is punishment? Why do we punish? Who gets punished? Based on a series of ethnographies conducted on policing, the justice system and the prison institution, this lecture will critically revisit theoretical discussions related to the definition, justification and distribution of punishment.’

Date: 16th February 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Birkbeck – The Meanings of Antisemitism

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Antisemitism has figured in British political debates in the last year as never before. In this lecture, David Feldman examines the changing meanings of ‘antisemitism’ since the term was first coined. He reveals a new history of the Jews’ struggle for equality from the late-nineteenth century and explains why the politics of antisemitism today generate so much controversy.’

Date: 13th February 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Room B34, Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Birkbeck’s Big Ideas – The Perils and Pleasures of Inheritance

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Daniel Monk has researched and published on a wide range of issues in the field of child and family law: from school exclusions and home education to Marriage and Civil Partnership disputes. His recent work explores inheritance conflicts and questions the extent to which people should be free to do what they want with their estates after they die.’

Date: 8th February 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: 639 Enterprise Centre, 639 High Rd, London N17 8AA

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL Lunch Hour Lectures – Can we ever have a crime free world?

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Kate Bowers will discuss how crime rates have dropped over the past few decades, and what we need to do to keep them down. Some research on crime control challenges our assumptions about blame and responsibility, the role of the police, and our own impact.’

Date: 7th February 2017, 1.15-1.55pm

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Gresham College – The Dilemmas of Privacy and Surveillance

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Cyberspace must not be an unpoliced area of society – it is much too important for that. But the courts have ruled that mass surveillance of citizens by their Government is disproportionate and unacceptable in a democracy. After Edward Snowden revealed the existing extent of surveillance, Internet experts have strengthened encryption and the security services say that their ability to disrupt criminals have been weakened.’

Date: 7th February 2017, 6.00pm

Location: Museum of London

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – Common Law in French and Civil Law in English – Bijuralism and Bilingualism à la canadienne!

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In bilingual countries like Canada, translators must be sensitive to the structural and cultural differences between legal systems and languages. How does one translate common-law concepts into French when they have evolved over the centuries in English? Must the common law be expressed only in English and the civil law only in French?’

Date: 6th February 2017, 12.30am-2.30pm

Location: Quebec House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JH

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – “Stale” Crimes

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Although civil law claims are subject to some temporal constraints, when it comes to criminal offences there is generally no limitation to prosecution and trial. The question of whether such time limitations should be available in the criminal law has become particularly topical in light of the large number of crimes, mainly historic sexual offences and particularly against children, alleged, and in some cases proven in court. Are there good reasons to still prosecute in such circumstances or do crimes ever go too stale? Should they be dealt with in alternative truth-finding procedures such as the, so far ill-fated, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse?’

Date: 6th February 2017, 6.30pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – A Practical Workshop on using Corpus Linguistics for Law

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Attendees will gain insights into how electronic corpora can be used to study the language used in legal texts of all kinds.

This workshop will be of interest not only to legal translators, but also to those analysing legal language for other purposes.’

Date: 3rd February 2017, 3.30-5.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – EU Legal Translation: Past, Present and Future?

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This talk will be a practically oriented overview of major challenges and quality parameters in institutional legal translation in the European Union institutions.’

Date: 3rd February 2017, 5.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – Foucault’s Pendulum: Text, Context and Good Faith in Contract Law

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Systems of contract law can be analysed in terms of various benchmarks. First, whether the system prefers a more textual approach to contractual undertakings – concentrating on the actual language of the parties’ documents – or inclines towards a more contextual approach, interpreting the deal in the light of the surrounding circumstances and business common sense.’

Date: 2nd February 2017, 6.00pm

Location: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Birkbeck Criminology Series – Policy Mobilities and Comparative Penality

Posted January 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The study of ‘policy transfer’ has recently been subject to sustained criticism, not least by by human geographers and ‘critical policy studies’ scholars. This might reasonably lead some criminologists to question the continued utility of such work in scholarly discussions of crime control and penal policy-making. I will argue that a concern with what traditionally has been called ‘policy transfer’ is potentially more important than ever, though there may be some need to reconsider the terminology used. Building on recent critiques, the paper argues that a growing recognition of the importance of the ‘proximate causes’ of penal change offers potentially fertile ground for work that focuses on the mobility of policy.’

Date: 2nd February 2017, 6.30pm

Location: LGO4, Bedford Way, UCL

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Inner Temple – Show me the Money! Practitioner Experiences of Civil Recovery under the Irish Proceeds of Crime Act

Posted January 9th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Colin King, University of Sussex, Academic Fellow.’

Date: 16th January 2017, 6.30pm

Location: The Inner Temple

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Human Rights in the UK under Review: A Symposium

Posted December 15th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process is a key way the United Nations (UN) examines and seeks to improve the human rights situations of all the 193 states that are members of the UN. In 2017 the United Kingdom will enter its third UPR examination, and much work has been taking place across the country to gather evidence from civil society on the human rights situation here. This symposium is a timely opportunity to discuss the role of international accountability for human rights and the UK’s engagement with the UN’s UPR mechanism. Following contributions from speakers providing insights from academia, civil society and policy-makers, the floor will be opened up for an interactive discussion session. This symposium is hosted by the QMUL Human Rights Collegium and the British Institute of Human Rights, the leading UK charity that have recently coordinated the Joint Civil Society Report to UN’s forthcoming UPR examination of the UK.’

Date: 31st January 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Room TBA, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: UCL – Lunch Hour Lectures – The global reach of EU law

Posted December 15th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Given the global reach of EU law, it may be harder for the UK to ‘take back control’ than those who favoured withdrawal from the EU might have supposed. This lecture will explore the techniques that the EU uses to extend the application of its laws to countries outside of the EU.’

Date: 31st January 2017, 1.15-1.55pm

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Law Society – Career crossroads? Deciding your next chapter

Posted December 15th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘An increasing number of solicitors are looking to reshape their career as the fast pace legal profession experiences unprecedented change. This session will provide a starting point for those solicitors going through career transitions or at a career crossroads. It will address key issues solicitors face when negotiating career transitions; will discuss alternative career options; and will provide valuable tips to assist you to ensure that the next chapter of your career works for you. The session will also be relevant to HR professional within firms and to career advisers.’

Date: 26th January 2017, 5.30-8.30pm

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

Charge: See website for details

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