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Thursday 11 December 2008
Current Legal Problems (CLP) Lecture
Constitutional Review, the Courts and Democratic Sceptics

Speaker: Dr Aileen Kavanagh Faculty of Law, University of Leicester
Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Justice Sedley
Venue: UCL Laws, Main Lecture Theatre
Time: 6-7pm
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
No reservation required. Public Lecture
About this lecture
Under the Human Rights Act 1998, UK courts are empowered to review primary legislation for compliance with a codified set of fundamental rights, namely, those enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.  This supervisory power over primary legislation is aptly described as ‘constitutional review’.  Democratic sceptics fiercely oppose constitutional review, because they claim that it gives too much power to the courts and undermines democratic values.  The aim of this lecture is to defend the legitimacy of constitutional review under the HRA from the central arguments advanced by democratic sceptics.  The first half of the lecture will address the theoretical argument that constitutional review is illegitimate because it places an unjustifiable limit on the right to democratic participation.  The second half will consider Keith Ewing’s claim that constitutional review under the HRA has failed to vindicate human rights.  In challenging the premises underlying that claim, this lecture will attempt to defend the utility (rather than futility) of the HRA.

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Wednesday 10 December 2008
Centre for Commercial Law and Slaughter & May Company Act 2006 Seminar Series 2008-09
Seminar One - The linkage between the s.172 principal duty to promote the success of the company and the Business Review
  • Professor Dan Prentice, Oxford, UCL and Erskine Chambers (Chair)
  • Professor John Lowry, UCL
  • Professor Maria Lee, UCL
  • Peter Brien, Slaughter And May
  • Dr Arad Reisberg, UCL
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Wednesday 10 December 2008
UCL Student Human Rights Programme (UCLshrp)
Beyond Baby P - Some Children Rights Issues
Professor Michael Freeman, UCL
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Wednesday 10 December 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
The Independence of Kosovo, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and the Legality of Recognition
Dr. Achilles Skordas, Bristol University
Chair: Prof. Catherine Redgwell, UCL
 
Tuesday 9 December 2008
Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics Antitrust and Regulation Forum
The Financial Crisis and its implications for State Aid and Competition Policy

Chair: Dr John Fingleton, CEO, Office of Fair Trading

Speakers:
  • Philip Lowe
    Director General of the Commission's Directorate General for Competition
  • Professor Sir John Vickers
    Oxford University and former Chairman, Office of Fair Trading
  • Bruno Lassere
    President of the French Conseil de la Concurrence
  • Professor Abel Mateus
    University of Lisbon, former First President of Portuguese Competition Authority and Deputy Head, Bank of Portugal
Accreditation: 2 CPD hours, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Standards Board

The financial crisis is having a deep impact on the regulatory landscape worldwide and is calling into question a number of established principles of economic governance in general as well as the role of the State in the economy.  Against this backdrop the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics has decided to dedicate its annual forum to the consequences of the financial crisis on the role of competition law and State aid rules.  We have assembled leading academics and head of competition authorities to debate this topic.  

The Forum will be chaired by Dr Fingleton, the CEO of the Office of Fair Trading. Confirmed speakers will include Philip Lowe (Director General of the European Commission's DG Competition), Professor Sir John Vickers of Oxford University (former Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading and previously at the Bank of England), Bruno Lassere (President of the French Conseil de la Concurrence) and Professor Abel Mateus (formerly the head of the Portuguese Competition Authority and deputy head of the Bank of Portugal).  Together they will discuss the policy implications of the current crisis, the role of the European Commission as the guardian of competition State aid rules at EU-level, and the role of national competition authorities.

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Monday 8 December 2008
London Shipping Law Centre
The Effect of the Credit Crisis upon Maritime Contracts
Chairman: 
Jonathan Lux – Ince & Co.
Panellists:
Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court Chambers
David Mildon QC - Essex Court Chambers.
Simon Crookenden QC - Essex Court Chambers
Michael Collett – 20 Essex Street

6pm, A. Bilbrough & Co Ltd
RSVP Essential - see Centre's Website

This is a scenario-based event in which consideration will be given to the present uncertainty in the market about the legal position with regard to withdrawals from contracts or inability to perform due to credit difficulties.

Key issues to be discussed:

  • Withdrawal of a buyer from an MOA;
  • Cancellation of a shipbuilding contract;
  • Default in payment of freight or hire in a chain of charter parties with no identical provisions as to lien on cargo;
  • Issues arising from the “Breman Max” litigation
  • Contractual or any other legal protection, if any, the other party would have in consequence of withdrawal, cancellation or default.

 

Thursday 4 December 2008
Hamlyn Lecture III
Judges and civil justice

Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC, UCL Laws
Venue: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, UCL, Gower Street
Time: 6-7pm
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society

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About this lecture
The third Hamlyn lecture will focus on the changed role of the judiciary in civil justice. The Woolf reforms transformed the judicial role, with the judiciary becoming active case managers guided by principles of equality, economy, proportionality, and expedition. Against the backdrop of changing work patterns and diminishing set-piece civil trials, the lecture will reflect on the extent to which judges are administering dispute resolution processes rather than adjudicating in the traditional sense. Drawing on new research with judges and practitioners, the lecture will consider what we want and need from our civil judges, and why having good judges matters.
Wednesday 3 December 2008
WTO Scholars' Forum
Compliance with WTO Dispute Settlement Decisions: Some Reflections on Recent Developments
Speaker: Professor Mary Footer (Nottingham)
Chair: Dr Andrew Lang (LSE)
Venue: UCL Laws, Moot Court
Time: 4 - 5.30pm
To register, free of charge, please contact the Forum administrator Ann Tucker ann.tucker@ucl.ac.uk
About this talk
While it is understood that WTO Members will sooner or later bring themselves into conformity with decisions of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, in practice this does not always happen or, if it does, then it happens only belatedly. The aim of this talk is to discuss recent developments in the field of compliance with WTO dispute settlement decisions. Special consideration will be given to those cases where compliance is long overdue, or has come about in a manner that is not provided for under the DSU and to suggest reasons for such non-compliance.

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Wednesday 3 December 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment Policy Seminars
International marine law and climate change – reflections on the Oslo Working Group's report

Speaker: Dr. Rosalie Balkin, Legal Director, International Maritime Organisation
Venue: UCL Laws, SR1
Time: 5-6pm
No reservation required - all with an interest in environmental law are welcome.
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Wednesday 3 December 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
Poverty, Privilege and International Law: Reflection on the MDG’s
Dr Margot Salomon, LSE
Chair: Jeremy Carver, Clifford Chance LLP
Venue: MLT, UCL Laws
Time: 6pm
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
No reservation required. Public Lecture
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Tuesday 2 December 2008
Competition Law in a Global Context Lecture Series - Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics
One size fits all: competition laws and enforcement around world

Speakers:
Professor Abel Mateus, former First President of Portuguese Competition Authority
About this lecture
Competition laws and institutions are almost the same around the 100 plus countries that have adopted them. What is the importance of competition for development? Is the model being exported around the world an efficient institutional arrangement to promote development and fairness for consumers? How competition policy interacts with the political system and ways to improve its enforcement with different levels of institutional development? Competition policy, interest groups and corruption.

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Monday 1 December 2008
UK Constitutional Law Group
Constitutional Conventions and the Role of Judges

Speakers:
Nick Barber, Trinity College Oxford.
Stuart Lakin, Reading University and UCL
Chair: Dr George Letsas, UCL

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Thursday 27 November 2008
Hamlyn Lecture I
What is the civil justice system for?

Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC, UCL Laws

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About this lecture
The first Hamlyn lecture will consider how far the civil justice system is close, or even relevant, to the experience of Sir Jack’s “common people” wrestling with everyday legal problems. Since the publication of Paths to Justice in 1999, similar studies have been conducted in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Hong Kong. The lecture will discuss what we have learned comparatively about why people do or don’t go to law; what motivates the choices made; and the significance of the formal civil justice system to the resolution of justiciable disputes.
Thursday 27 November 2008
LUNCH HOUR TALK

Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights: Investigation, exhumation and analysis of evidence in the context of political/ethnic violence
Speaker: Silvana Turner, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team

The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, (Equipo Argentino de Anthropologia Forense, EAAF), established in 1984, is a nongovernmental, nonprofit scientific organization that applies forensic sciences, mainly forensic anthropology, archaeology, and genetics, to the investigation of human rights violations in Argentina and around the world. The team was founded in response to the need to investigate the disappearances of at least 9,000 people by the military regime that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Applying forensic anthropology and related sciences, and working closely with victims and their relatives, the team seek to shed light on human rights violations, contributing to the search for truth, justice, reparation, and prevention of future abuses.

Silvana Turner has been a forensic anthropologist, investigator and researcher for EAAF since 1989. In addition to participating in investigations in Argentina, she has worked at the request of national and international NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, national and international commissions in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.

Wednesday 26 November 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
Good Governance and New Governance: Taxonomizing the Relationships
Professor Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto
Chair: Professor Joanne Scott, UCL
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
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Wednesday 26 November 2008
Competition Law in a Global Context Lecture Series - Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics
Parallel imports of pharmaceuticals and EC competition law after Sot. Lélos kai Sia (Case C-468/06)

Speakers:
Dr. Assimakis Komninos, Senior Associate, White & Case, Brussels and Visiting research fellow, Centre for Law and Governance in Europe, UCL
Dr. José Luis Buendía Partner, Garrigues Brussels and Professor of European Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB)
The recent judgment of the European Court of Justice in Sot. Lélos kai Sia (Case C-468/06) is the latest and most important development in the GlaxoSmithKline saga of cases on restrictions to parallel imports of pharmaceuticals and the application of EC competition law. The two speakers represented opposing parties in the legal proceedings at the European and the national level in this case. They will discuss their take on the ECJ's position (and the possible outcome in pending cases) as well as the implications of this judgment on the pharma industry and on the future of parallel imports in Europe in general.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment Policy Seminars
Protecting migratory species internationally – and other animals…

Speaker: Stanley Johnson, Environmental Campaigner, former MEP and EU Commission
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Tuesday 25 November 2008
Competition Law in a Global Context Lecture Series - Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics
The European Competition Network: Achievements and Reform

Speakers:
Professor Abel Mateus, former First President of Portuguese Competition Authority
The major reform of 2004 introduced a decentralized system for competition enforcement in the EU. How does it operate? What are its strengths and weaknesses? How to improve its efficiency in operational? Can it survive over the long term in terms of granting a level-playing field to enterprises and consumers in the EU?
Thursday 20 November 2008
WTO Scholars' Forum
TLC – Trade and the Low Carbon Economy

Speaker: Professor Geert Van Calster, University of Leuven
Chair: Angus Johnston (Senior University Lecturer, University of Cambridge)
About the lecture
Government and private measures intended to move towards a low carbon economy have created some interesting contrasts. Many, including regulators, see a trading instrument (emissions trading) as something of a panacea for climate change mitigation. At the same time, alternative measures suggest a decrease in trade so as to keep carbon footprints of goods and services down. While usually well-intended, such measures inherently erode some of the comparative advantages of developing countries. Buying locally, for instance, sometimes descends into protectionism. This presentation will present the impact of the WTO on low carbon economy measures, highlighting the limitations of WTO law in the international debate on climate change, but perhaps even more so the agility of the agreements to support genuine climate change governance. It will also look at the ‘special place’ for energy in the WTO.
Thursday 20 November 2008
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Contract Lite

Speaker: Professor Robert Stevens, UCL Laws
Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Hoffmann

Wednesday 19 November 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
Nuclear Non-Proliferation from a Regional Perspective: the Case for Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones
Dr Marco Roscini, Westminster University
Chair: Professor Catherine Redgwell, UCL
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
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Tuesday 18 November 2008
UCL / Oxford Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Textualism with Intent

Stephen Neale (CUNY)
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Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November 2008
UK Constitutional Law Group and IACL Conference
The Regulatory State: Constitutional
Implications

This event will explore the impacts on constitutional arrangements of the development over the last thirty years or so of a ‘regulatory state’ in the UK and other Western countries, and in EU law. Processes of privatisation and regulation which have given rise to this state raise important issues to do with public, political, legal and other forms of accountability (e.g. audit) of industries and regulators, and issues of governance and good governance. The speakers will consider the constitutional implications of these arrangements generally and in particular countries, and will make comparisons between jurisdictions.
Hosted by Clifford Chance LLP

Speakers at this event include:
Professor Didier Maus, President, International Association of Constitutional Law and
Professor Dawn Oliver, chair of the UK Constitutional Law Group
Professor Johannes Masing (University of Freiburg, Germany, and the German Federal Constitutional Court)
Professor Peter Strauss, (Columbia, USA)
Professor Julia Black (LSE, UK)
Professor Fabrizio Cafaggi, (EUI, Italy)
Professor Gerd Winter (University of Bremen, Germany)
Professor Imelda Maher (UCD, Ireland)
Professor Richard Rawlings (UCL, UK)
Mr Ed Humpherson (National Audit Office, UK)
Professor Richard Macrory (UCL, UK)
Professor Tony Prosser (University of Bristol, UK)

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Thursday 13 November 2008
Current Legal Problems (CLP) Lecture
False Contingency

Speaker: Professor Susan Marks, School of Law, KCL
Chair: The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
This paper explores the relation between necessity and contingency and its bearing on approaches to legal enquiry. The central claim is that anti-necessitarian critique has been allowed to obscure the ways in which things may be contingent without being random, accidental or arbitrary. This claim and its implications are illustrated with reference to international law.

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Wednesday 12 November 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
Piracy and Terrorism at Sea
Agustin Blanco-Bazan, International Maritime Organization
Chair: Dr Douglas Guilfoyle, UCL
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
The outer limits of the freedom to provide services in the EC
Vassilis Hatzopoulos, (Ph.D, University of Strasbourg, LL.M, Cambridge University) Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace and Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges.
Chair: Dr Diamond Ashiagbor, UCL Laws
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Tuesday 11 November 2008
Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) Innovation Seminar
Patent Enforcement - Problems and Possibilities

Speakers:
Injunctions and Remedies in the post-Troll IP World
The Honorable Judge Randall R Rader, Court of Appeal of the Federal Circuit, Washington DC, USA
The 'Desire for harmonisation'-factor
Professor Jan Brinkhof, Former senior judge, Court of Appeal, Netherlands; Professor of Intellectual Property, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Speed, cost and remedies - striking a balance
The Hon. Mr Justice Kitchin, High Court of England and Wales;
Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold
Accreditation: 2 CPD hour by the Law Society
Read more about the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)

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Monday 10 November 2008
London Shipping Law Centre
The Front Comor: The Advocate General's Opinion

6pm, Quadrant Chambers
RSVP Essential - see Centre's Website
 
Wednesday 5 November 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment Policy Seminars
Challenges for Environmental Law in the UK

Speaker: Peter Kellett, Environment Agency and Chair of UK Environmental Law Association
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Tuesday 4 November
UCL / Oxford Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Do Judges Reason Morally?

Jeremy Waldrom, NYU
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Monday 3 - Friday 7 November 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment Masters Level Course
Environmental Law of the UK
Taught by: Professor Maria Lee and Professor Richard Macrory
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Friday 31 October 2008
UCL Law Graduates Networking Conference
21st Century Legal Issues

 
Thursday 30 October 2008
Current Legal Problems (CLP) Lecture
Art, Law and Creativity

Speaker: Professor Sarah Worthington School of Law, LSE
Chair: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden
Professor Worthington is one of the UK's foremost academic experts on private law and this lecture will examine how law supports artists and promotes greater public access to art.

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Thursday 30 October 2008
Centre for Commercial Law
Corporate and Financial Law Reading Group

Speakers:
Ian Havercroft and Arad Reisberg (Faculty of Laws, UCL):
Directors’ duties under Companies Act 2006 and the impact of the company's operations on the environment
Kate Leivesley (Phd student, Faculty of Laws, UCL):
Corporate Finance after the CA 2006
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Wednesday 29 October 2008
UCL Students Human Rights Programme
Launch of the UCL Human Rights Review
Guest speakers: The Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond, Judge Dean Spielmann of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Dawn Oliver and Dr George Letsas of the UCL Faculty of Laws.
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Wednesday 29 October 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment Policy Seminars
Land, air and noise pollution: an NGO perspective

Speaker: Philip Mulligan, Chief Executive, Enrivonmental Protection UK
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Thursday 23 October 2008
Current Legal Problems (CLP) Lecture
Law, Narrative and the Normal Man

Speaker: Professor Melanie Williams School of Law, University of Exeter in Cornwall
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
This paper makes an attempt to give expression to some significant concerns about the presumptions created by the relationship between law and the psyche. The concerns result from doubts relating to the philosophical and forensic basis of notions of responsibility and agency, notions of profound significance to the broad rationale of the law and to the adjudication of individual cases. Consideration of these doubts in turn lead to reflections upon the narrative processes inherent in the construction of accounts and the current positioning of psychology and psychiatry, particularly in relation to the discourses of psychoanalysis.

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Wednesday 22 October 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
The Idea of Transnational Private Law
Professor Robert Wai, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Visiting Professor, UCL Laws
Chair: Dr Florian Hoffmann, LSE
Accreditation: 1.5 CPD hour by the Law Society
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Thursday 16 October 2008
Current Legal Problems (CLP) Lecture
Cohabitation - Current Legal Solutions

Speaker: Rebecca Probert, School of Law, University of Warwick
Chair: The Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond
Venue: UCL Laws, Main Lecture Theatre
Time: 6-7pm
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour by the Law Society
No reservation required. Public Lecture
About this lecture
It has long been accepted that the law relating to cohabiting relationships is unsatisfactory and in need of reform. Yet there is no consensus as to the form that such reform should take. Three areas of the law have the potential to offer a solution: contract law, through the validation and enforcement of cohabitation contracts; property law, through the mechanisms adopted to ascertain the property rights of the parties on relationship breakdown; and family law, by the identification of grounds for the reallocation of assets. This paper will examine the scope of all three, in particular the case-law that has emerged in the wake of the decision of the House of Lords in Stack v Dowden and the Law Commission’s proposals for reform, which will form the basis of a bill to be promoted by Lord Lester this autumn.
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Tuesday 14 2008
Publication Launch
International Territorial Administration
How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

by Dr Ralph Wilde
with remarks by Professor James Crawford SC , Director, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, Cambridge University
 
Monday 13 2008
UCL Student Human Rights Programme
Panel on Zimbabwe

Panel:
  • Sir Michael Wood (Barrister of 20 Essex Street Chambers & formerly the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legal Adviser)
  • Dr Farai Madzimbamuto (a Director of Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum & co-founder of Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights)
  • Dr Knox Chitiyo (Head of RUSI Africa Programme & Founder (former Director) Centre for Defence Studies Zimbabwe University
  • Mr Jameson Mashakada (MDC UK Vice-Chairperson)
This event will cover:
  • The Coalition Solution (including other political actors and immunity for Zanu-PF?)
  • Africa and Western Democracy (including self-determination)
  • Obligations on the International Community (sanctions? intervention?)
  • Socio-Economic Rights (including health and food)
Monday 13 2008
WTO Scholars' Forum
Preempting International Law's Fragmentation through Regime Interaction: the WTO and Fisheries Subsidies

by Dr Margaret Young, University of Cambridge
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Thursday 9 October 2008
The Annual Denys Holland Dinner
To remember and celebrate the life of Professor Denys Holland, in whose memory the Denys Holland Scholarship Fund was created, and is maintained, by donations from his students.

For more information about this annual dinner contact hall.d@btinternet.com
About the Denys Holland Dinner Scholarship
The Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students who would be unable to study at UCL without financial help, and who can demonstrate their intent to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union.
Wednesday 8 October 2008
International Law Association British Branch / UCL International Law Seminars
Universal International Law: Histories of Imposition, Circulation and Appropriation 1850s-1900s
Dr Arnulf Becker Lorca, Kings College, University of London Chair: Professor Matthew Craven, SOAS, University of London
Accreditation: 1.5 CPD hour by the Law Society
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Thursday 2 October 2008
Jurisprudence Review Launch 2008
Feminism & Human Rights Panel Discussion
Panel includes:
- Baroness Brenda Hale;
- Baroness Helena Kennedy QC;
- Prof. Sandra Fredman, Oxford;
- Prof. Aileen McColgan, King's College London;
- Dr. Basak Cali, UCL
- Dr. Ivana Radicic.

About this event
The event will explore the issues raised in the Review Prize winning paper, 'Feminism and Human Rights: The Inclusive Approach To Interpreting International Human Rights Law', by Dr. Ivana Radicic (a former UCL Laws PhD candidate). It will discuss and debate the issues surrounding the interplay between women's rights and human rights

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Wednesday 1 October 2008
London Shipping Law Centre
10th Anniversary Cadwallader Memorial Lecture
Lawmaking & Implementation in International Shipping: Which Law Do We Obey?
Chairman: Admiral Efthimios Mitropoulos – Secretary General – IMO
Panellists:
Birgit Sølling Olsen – Danish Maritime Authority
Sir Michael Wood KCMG – 20 Essex Street
Dr Thomas Mensah – former presiding judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
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Friday 5 & Saturday 6 September 2008
A two-day conference organised by the Institute of Competition Law and Policy Studies (IMEDIPA, Athens), University College London and Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law
Which Competition Policy for Regulated Industries? Governance and Sector-Specific Perspectives
Venue: Bilgi University, Istanbul
CPD: 14.5 CPD hours
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Friday 11 July 2008
Jevons Institute, the CLGE and the Competition Law and Regulatory Forum (CLRF)
Recent Developments in People's Republic of China Anti-monopoly Law
Professor Thomas Cheng (Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
 
Thursday 10 July 2008
Summer Alumni Networking Party
At the Offices of S J Berwin
 
Thursday 10 July 2008
Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics
The Role of Guildelines and Precedents in Antitrust Law
Chaired by Bo Vesterdorf, former President of the Court of First Instance – Distinguished Judicial Scholar UCL
Speakers include:
Ben Smulders, European Commission
Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, Judge, Court of First Instance
John Fingleton¸ Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading
Sir Gerald Barling QC, President, Competition Appeal Tribunal
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Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 July 2008
Current Legal Issues Colloquium
Law and Anthropology
2-day colloquium
Topics covered are:
- Law and Anthropology: The Inter-discipline
- Human Rights: Insights from Law and Anthropology
- Ownership or stewardship? Competing claims to valuable resources
- Pluralism and Identity
- Anthropology's Engagement with Legal Debates and Decisions
- Legal Anthropology: Some issues for today
- Law, Custom and Power
- Family, Kinship and Beyond
- Justice, Trials and Reconciliation
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Monday 23 June
WTO Scholars' Forum
The EU's Economic Partnership Agreements with African Caribbean and Pacific States
Chair: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Speaker: Dr Lorand Bartels, University Lecturer in International Law,
University of Cambridge
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Wednesday 18 June
Centre for Commercial Law
'Redesigning the business engine - The Relational Company: An alternative to the plc for the 21st Century?'
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Monday 16 June
UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Public Policy, with the Competition Law and Regulation Forum (CLRF)
Determinants of Delay in Litigation: Theory and EvidenceSpeaker: Jun Zhou, University of Tilburg (Tilec), Netherlands
Discussant: Professor Paul Fenn, Nottingham University Business School
 
Tuesday 3 June 2008
Institute of Brand and Innovation Law Launch
Topics include The “O2 Holdings” case and comparative advertising; Community Patent, the EPLA or nothing? A view from the negotiating table; The judgment in Actavis and the decision in Mobil/friction reducing additive; and An examination of the direction of EU harmonisation in the copyright field.
Speakers include:
Geoffrey Hobbs QC, Barrister, One Essex Court Chambers, Robin Stout, Head of EU Policy, the UK Intellectual Property Office, The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Jacob, Dr Tilman Lüeder, Head of Copyright and Knowledge-based Economy Unit, DG Internal Market, European Commission

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Wednesday 28 May
London Shipping Law Centre
Ship Mortgages Enforcement and Loans
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Friday 23 May 2008
One day Conference organised by Centre for Law and Governance in Europe and Collège européen de Paris, University of Paris II
Vertical Restraints in Competition Law: a Comparative Perspective
Speakers include: Prof. Louis Vogel (President, University of Paris II), Dean Sandy Shandro (Dean, Faculty of Laws, UCL), President Daniel Tricot (Honorary president of the commercial, financial and economic chamber of the Cour de Cassation), Prof. Catherine Prieto (University of Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille, CERIC), Chantal Momège (Ashurst, Paris), Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL), Prof. Laurence Idot (University of Paris II, Concurrences), Luc Gyselen (Arnold & Porter, Brussels), Sir Christopher Bellamy (Linklaters, London; formerly President, Competition Appeal Tribunal), Prof. Patrick Rey (IDEI, University of Toulouse), Dr. José Luis Buendia (Garrigues, Brussels), Dr. Assimakis Komninos (White & Case, Brussels), Thierry Dahan (French Competition Council), Dr. Philippe Nasse (Vice-chairman, French Competition Council), Prof. Eleanor Fox (New York University School of Law), Luc Peeperkorn (DG Competition, European Commission), Prof. Anne Perrot (Vice-chairman, French Competition Council), Dr. Jérôme Philippe (Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Derringer, Paris), Advocate General Juliane Kokott (European Court of Justice), Dr. Kay Parplies (DG Competition, European Commission), Dr. David Sevy (LECG, Paris), Prof. John Kallaugher (UCL; Latham & Watkins LLP, London), Luc Gyselen (Arnold & Porter, Brussels), Dr. Jérôme Philippe (Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Derringer, Paris), Prof. Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation, Office of Fair Trading, ESSEC), Prof. Laurence Idot (University of Paris II, Concurrences)
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Wednesday 21 May 2008
UCL Bindman Annual Debate
Liberty and Security: Are the Rules of the Game Changing?
With Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty; Professor Conor Gearty, Centre for Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics; Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation; and David Blunkett MP, Home Secretary 2001-2004
Robin Lustig (Presenter, The World Tonight) chairs the debate.
A recording of this event will be made available in due course.
Tuesday 20 May 2008
WTO Scholars' Forum
The Changing Nature of Sovereignty
Professor John Jackson, Georgetown University
Time: 3 - 5.30pm
Venue: Moot Court, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Public Lecture. Register free of charge - ann.tucker@ucl.ac.uk
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Tuesday 6 May
UCL / Howrey LLP Competition Law & Intellectual Property Lecture Series
The Role of Economic Analysis in Intellectual Property Law: Implications for Competition Law
Speakers: Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
Trevor Soames (Howrey LLP)
Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
(Université Libre de Bruxelles, ECORE and CEPR; former Chief Economist, European Patent Office)
Professor Michael Meurer
(Michaels Faculty Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law)
Professor Damien Geradin
(Professor of Law, Tilburg Law and Economics Center, Tilburg University; Director, Global Competition Law Centre, College of Europe, Bruges; Howrey LLP)
Chair: Professor Sir Hugh Laddie QC (UCL)

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Wednesday 30 April
London Shipping Law Centre
Multimodal Transport & interplay between Conventions
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Monday 28 April
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe: The Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context
The principle of effectiveness in EC law
Speakers: Dr Peolisa Nebbia, University of Leicester
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Wednesday 2 April
London Shipping Law Centre
Shipbuilding Contracts
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Tuesday 18 March 2008
Current Legal Problems Lecture
The Legal Profession and its Corporate Clients
Speaker: Professor David Wilkins, Harvard Law School
Accredited: 1 CPD hour

 
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe: Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context Speaker Series
Overview of in-house experience of competition cases in the media industry
Speaker: Andrea Appella, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Time Warner Europe
Accredited: 1 CPD hour
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Wednesday 12 March
International Law Association Seminar
Policing the High Seas: Concurrent Jurisdictions, Immunity and State Responsibility
Speaker: Douglas Guilfoyle, UCL
Chair: Professor Philippe Sands, QC, UCL
Accredited: 1.5 CPD hour
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Wednesday 12 March
London Shipping Law Centre
Corporate Manslaughter and Personal Injury in the maritime context
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment - Policy Seminars
Europe, environmental law and the future
Speaker: Dr Ludwig Kraemer
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Tuesday 11 March
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe: The Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context
International Cross Border Mergers
Speakers: Ariel Ezrachi, University of Oxford
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Europe's Evolving Ecological Federalism
Speaker: Professor Joanne Scott, UCL
Accredited: 1 CPD hour
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Friday 7 March
Centre for International Courts & Tribunals
Competing International Jurisdictions
Speaker: Professor Giorgio Gaja (University of Florence and International Law
Commission)
 
Wednesday 5 March
International Law Association Seminar
Change and Continuity in the Law of Maritime Delimitation
Speaker: Dr. Yoshifumi Tanaka, Westminster University Chair to be confirmed
Time: 6pm
Venue: MLT, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Accredited: 1.5 CPD hour
RSVP: Public Lecture, open to all, free of charge.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Centre for International Courts & Tribunals
Regulating Competing Jurisdictions Among International Courts And Tribunals
Dr. Nikolaos Lavranos (Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam)
Read more aobut the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals
Tuesday 4 March 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment - Policy Seminars
The environment from the window of a city firm: perspectives on private practice
Speaker: Jonathan Isted and colleagues, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Read more about the Centre for Law and the Environment
Wednesday 5 March
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe: The Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context
Microsoft and the Future of Article 82
Speakers: Ian Forrester QC, White & Case
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Monday 3 March 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
The Constitutional Treaty and the Lisbon Treaty: Reflections on the Process and Substance of Treaty Reform
Professor Paul Craig, University of Oxford
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Friday 29 February 2008
2008 Centre for Law and Governance in Europe Seminar
The Principle of Procedural Autonomy in EU Law
Speaker: President Vassilios Skouris, European Court of Justice, and President Gerald Barling QC, Competition Appeal Tribunal
Chaired by Lord Neuberger
Read more about the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
Thursday 28 February 2008
INAUGURAL LECTURE
‘Modelling Judicial Review’
Speaker: Professor Rick Rawlings, UCL
Read more about Professor Rick Rawlings
Wednesday 27 February 2008
UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Human Rights Without Foundation
Speaker: Joseph Raz (Oxford)

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Wednesday 27 February
International Law Association Seminar
Another Look at the Powers of the Security Council?
Speaker: Dr Dapo Akande, Oxford University
Chair: Sir Michael Wood, 20 Essex Street Barristers Chambers
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Centre for Law and the Environment - Policy Seminars
The changing nature of environmental regulation in Europe
Speaker: Ragnar Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management, King’s College London
Read more about the Centre for Law and the Environment
Thursday 21 February 2008
Jevons Institute: Antitrust and Regulation Forum 2008
Private enforcement in antitrust law: UK, EU and US perspectives
Speakers
Ali Nikpay, Office of Fair Trading - Senior Director of Advisory, Policy and International
Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeal for the DC Circuit
André Bouquet, European Commission, Legal Services
Vincent Smith, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll LLP
Read more about the Jevons Institute
Thursday 21 February 2008
Current Legal Problems Lecture
‘Multiple discrimination in a multicultural Europe: Achieving labour market equality through new governance’
Speaker: Dr Diamond Ashiagbor, UCL
 
Wednesday 20 February
Constitutional Law Group
Peering Through the Glass Darkly? Courts, Secrecy and Terrorism
Speakers: Dr Tom Poole, LSE, and Tom Hickman, Blackstone Chambers
Chair: Mr Justice Andrew Collins
Read more about the Constitutional Law Group
Wednesday 20 February
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe: The Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context
The GlaxoSmihKline Case: Parallel imports of the pharmaceuticals and EC competition law
Speakers: Dr Assimakis Komninos, White & Case
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Wednesday 20 February
International Law Association Seminar
The Interpretive Authority of Legal and Quasi Legal Human Rights Bodies
Speaker: Dr Basak Çali, UCL
Chair: Dr Markus Kornprobst, UCL
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Monday 18 February 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
The Politics of Reason and Reasons for Politics – EU Government and the Fundamental Rights Agency
Professor Damian Chalmers, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Thursday 7 February 2008
Centre for Law and governance in Europe, with Competition Law and Regulatory Forum (CLRF)
Refusal to License IP: are we closer to an optimal legal standard after Microsoft v. Commission?
Professor Yannis Katsoulacos (Professor of Economics at the Department of Economic Science of the Athens University of Economics and Business; Vice Rector, Athens University of Economics and Business)
 
Thursday 7 February 2008
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'Regulating Reproductive Technologies the Tenacious Hold of the Sexual Family'
Speaker: Professor Sally Sheldon, University of Kent
 
Wednesday 6 February 2008
UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Why not Socialism?
Speaker: G. A. Cohen (Oxford)
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Tuesday 5 February
WTO Scholars' Forum
Brazil/Tyres Dispute: Roundtable Discussion
Iain McVay, Steptoe & Co.
Lothar Ehring, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
Andrew Lang, LSE
Read more about the WTO Scholars' Forum
Tuesday 5 February
Centre for International Courts and Tribunals Seminar
A Common Law of International Adjudication
Speakers:
Dr Chester Brown, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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Thursday 31 January 2008
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'Britain’s Transnational Constitution'
Speaker: Professor Danny Nicol, University of Westminster
 
Wednesday 30 January 2008
UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Social Catergories, Social Structure and Ideology Critique
Speaker: Sally Haslanger (MIT)
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Tuesday 29 January 2008
Constitutional Law Group
House of Lords reform: Principles and prospects
Speakers: Dr Meg Russell, Constitution Unit UCL ‘Prospects for Reform’, and Donald Shell, University of Bristol
Read more about the Constitutional Law Group
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
European constitutionalism beyond 'strong statism
Dr. Michael Wilkinson, LSE
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Monday 28 January 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
Constitutionalism and Governance After Lisbon
Professor Kenneth Armstrong, Queen Mary University London
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Wednesday 23 January
UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy
Speaker: Ronald Dworkin (NYU)
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Wednesday 23 January
International Law Association Seminar
Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture: Role of National Preventive Mechanisms
Speaker: Professor Rachel Murray, Bristol University
Chair: Dr Chaloka Beyani, LSE
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Monday 21 January
VALEDICTORY LECTURE
Can we disagree about law or morals?
Speaker: Ronald Dworkin (NYU)
LISTEN TO THIS LECTURE
Monday 14 January 2008
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
The End of Judicial Constitutionalisation?
Dr. Joanne Hunt, Cardiff University
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Thursday 10 January 2008
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Constitutional Transplants - Returning to the Garden
Speaker: Professor Jörg Fedtke, UCL
Read more about Professor Fedtke

Professor Fedtke will discuss the use of foreign constitutional ideas in South Africa’s transition from apartheid between 1993 and 1996, particularly in the area of human rights protection, and how these legal transplants have developed over time.
Monday 10 December
Centre for Law and Governance in Europe
10 Years After Article 13 EC: Time For a New Generation of European Equality Law?
Professor Mark Bell, University of Leicester
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Wednesday 5 December
International Law Association Seminar
The Humanisation of General International Law
Speaker: Professor Menno Kamminga, Maastricht University and Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Human Rights
Chair: Jeremy Carver CBE, Clifford Chance

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Tuesday 4 December
INAUGURAL LECTURE
The Insatiable Appetite for Intellectual Property Rights
Speaker: Professor Sir Hugh Laddie QC, UCL
 
Monday 3 December
Centre for International Courts and Tribunals Seminar
The International Judge
Speakers:
Professor Cesare Romano, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Professor Daniel Terris, Brandeis University
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Friday 30 November
Constitutional Law Group and UCL Constitution Unit Joint Event
A British Bill of Rights: the JUSTICE Report
The JUSTICE Report on a British Bill of Rights will be launched on November 19th. This seminar will provide an excellent opportunity to find out about the Report, and to discuss it.
Speaker:
Roger Smith, Director of JUSTICE.
‘The JUSTICE Report on a British Bill of Rights’.

Respondent:
Professor Colin Harvey, Queens University Belfast:
‘A perspective from Northern Ireland’
 
Wednesday 28 November
International Law Association Seminar
The evolution of the UN human rights 'reform' process
Speaker: Sir Nigel Rodley, University of Essex
Chair: Dr Ralph Wilde, UCL
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Wednesday 28 November
Constitutional Law Group
The Chagos Islands case
Speakers:
Professor Brian Simpson – on human rights issues
Michael Fordham QC on Judicial Review aspects
Stephen Allen (Brunel) on Public International Law and the Bancoult Litigation
Chair: Mr Justice Patrick Elias
Read more about the Constitutional Law Group and about how to become a member
Tuesday 27 November
Oxford-UCL Colloquium in Legal & Political Philosophy
A lonelier contractualism
Speaker: A. J. Julius (UCLA)
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Thursday 22 November
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'The Problem with Character Evidence’
Speaker: Dr Mike Redmayne, LSE
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Wednesday 21 November
Journal of Environmental Law / UKELA 20th Anniversay Garner Lecture
Public Interest Litigation and the Role of the Indian Supremem Court in the Protection of the Environment
Speakers: M C Mehta
Chair: Lord Justice Sedley
 
Wednesday 21 November
WTO Scholars' Forum
Comparing EC and WTO Law: Definitions of Subsidy and Stat Aid
Speakers: Dr Luca Rubini, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK
Chair: Professor Piet Eeckhout, KCL,
About the Seminar:
Dr Rubini will address an outstanding and complex issue: the definition of ‘public subsidy.’ This is both of great academic and practical importance. Borrowing from the conclusions of OECD’s workshop of 2001, the issue is “not just the definition of a subsidy but also the question of how to determine what is legitimate and what is not legitimate.” This problem will be addressed through a comparative analysis of the two most developed systems of subsidy control in the world, those of the WTO and the EC. Convergences and divergences are highlighted, problems identified and few solutions suggested.
Wednesday 21 November
Constitutional Law Group
Current Issues in Election Law. ‘Vote…? Why? Or Fresh thoughts towards a theory of ‘civic republicanism’ in electoral law’
Speakers:
Dr Bob Watt (University of Essex)
[tbc] David Monks (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers)
Chair: Sam Younger, Chair of the Electoral Commission
Read more about the Constitutional Law Group and about how to become a member
Tuesday 20 November
Oxford-UCL Colloquium in Legal & Political Philosophy
Political Authority and Political Obligation
Speaker: Stephen Perry (Pennsylvania)
Time: 5-8pm
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Thursday 15 November
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'The Road from Kyoto: Toward a More Realistic International Climate Change Regime'
Speaker: Professor Daniel Cole, University of Indiana
Chair: Professor Malcolm Grant CBE, Provost, UCL

 
Tuesday 13 November
Annual Mishcon Lecture
Bringing Rights Home: Time to Start a Family?
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Sedley
Chair: David Feldman, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge
 
Thursday 1 November
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'Obscuring the Public Function: A Social Housing Case Study'
Speakers: Professor Dave Cowan and Morag McDermont, University of Bristol
 
Thursday 1 November
Jevons Institute for Economics in Competition Law
Debate: The Implications of the Microsoft Judgment
Chairman: Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Distinguished Judicial Visitor at the Faculty of Laws, UCL.
Speakers:
  • Sir John Vickers, Oxford University and Former Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading
  • R. Hewitt Pate, Former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Daniel Beard, Monckton Chambers
  • Anthony Whelan, European Commission - Commissioner Kroes Cabinet
  • James Flynn QC, Brick Court Chambers
  • Kelyn Bacon, Brick Court Chambers University of Bristol
The Court of First Instance's Microsoft judgement of 17 September is a landmark decision that will influence European antitrust enforcement for years to come.

The Jevons Institute at University College London is organising a debate on 1 November to discuss the judgment based on a considerate evaluation of all the nuances and implications of a complex case.

The Programme for this event will be available soon.

Wednesday 31 October
International Law Association Seminar
Enhancing Freedom through Human Rights Law: Developments at the European Court of Human Rights
Speaker: Dr Jill Marshall, Queen Mary, University of London
Chair: Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London

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Wednesday 31 October
Constitutional Law Group
Comparative Constitutional Law Case Study: Thailand’s roller coaster ride towards constitutionalism
Speakers:
Professor Peter Leyland, London Metropolitan University.
Professor Andrew Harding, University of Victoria BC.
Chair: Professor Dawn Oliver, UCL
Read more about the Constitutional Law Group and about how to become a member
Tuesday 23 October
Oxford-UCL Colloquium in Legal & Political Philosophy
The Germ of Justice
Speaker: Leslie Green (Oxford)
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Thursday 18 October
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'War as Crime'
Speaker: Professor Gerry Simpson, LSE
Chair: Professor Leslie Vinjamuri, Georgetown University
 
Wednesday 17 October
International Law Association Seminar
Human Rights and the Environment: a Reassessment
Speaker: Professor Alan Boyle, Edinburgh University
Chair: Professor Catherine Redgwell, UCL
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Thursday 11 October
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'In Search of Equality Under Law'
Professor Sir Bob Hepple, University of Cambridge
 
Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 July
Current Legal Issues Colloquium
Law and Bioethics
Topics covered include:
  • Bioethics: Law and Morality
  • Stem Cells: Science and Governance
  • Disability and Caring
  • Law and Reproductive Liberties
  • Law and the Good Death
  • Research: Law, Morality and Bioethics
  • Law, Bioethics and Women
  • Public Health Ethics and Governance
  • The Past and the Future - From Deference to Rights
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Thursday 21 June
UCL Laws Alumni Event
Summer Drinks Party
at Offices of S J Berwin
Download the invitation letter and booking form.
Find out about UCL Laws Alumni Group - The Bentham Club
Tuesday 5 June
Constitutional Law Group
‘Writing New Constitutions. Absolutes, Relatives and No-nos’.
Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Jowell QC, UCL and Dr Joerg Fedtke, UCL. Chair: Professor A W Bradley
This seminar carries two CPD points
5.15pm, Moot Court, Bentham House
All seminars are open to members of the CLG, and to practitioners, academics and graduate students. It is not necessary to book in advance.

More information about the Constitutional Law Group

Tuesday 22 May
Research Report Launch
Twisting arms: court referred and court linked mediation under judicial pressure
Presentations by Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, QC
5.30 - 8pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
RVSP essential: lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk
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Monday 21 May
Constitutional Law Group
Constitutionalism in Common Law Jurisdictions’.
Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Jowell QC, UCL and Professor Philip Joseph, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. Chair tba.
This seminar carries two CPD points
5.15pm, Moot Court, Bentham House, UCL Laws
All seminars are open to members of the CLG, and to practitioners, academics and graduate students. It is not necessary to book in advance.

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Tuesday 15 May
UCL / Bindmans Debate 2007
Human Rights Culture – A Social or Legal Phenomenon?
Panel:
  • Dominic Grieve MP [Shadow Attorney General)
  • Francesca Klug (LSE)
  • Sir Bert Massie (Disability Rights Commission)
  • Rabinder Singh QC [Matrix Chambers]
  • Robin Lustig (Presenter, The World Tonight) chairs the debate

6pm, Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, UCL

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Thursday 10 May
Jevons Institute Colloquium 2007
Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law
Speaker include:
  • Dr Amelia Fletcher, Chief Economist OFT
  • Prof. Frédéric Jenny, Cour de Cassation - UCL
  • Prof. Damien Geradin, Tilburg University - Howrey
  • Prof. Jean Tirole, Toulouse University
  • Dr Andrea Coscelli, CRAI
  • Simeon Thornton, OFT
  • Prof. John Kallaugher, UCL - Latham Watkins
  • Dr Jorge Padilla, LECG

8.30am - 2pm, Central London Venue

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Friday 4 May
WTO Scholars' Forum
Chinese Views on Modern Marco Polos: New Foreign Trade Amendments after WTO Accession
Participants: Heng Wang, Lecturer, Economic and Trade Law School, China's Southwest University of Political Science and Law
Chair: Dr Fiona Smith, UCL, & Director, WTO Scholars' Forum
18.00 to 19:30pm, Moot Court, UCL Laws
Read more about the WTO Scholars' Forum

Wednesday 28 February
Colloquium in Legal & Social Philosophy
The Global Diffusion of Minority and Indigenous Rights
Professor Will Kymlicka, Queen's University
4pm, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Laws, UCL

Papers for discussion will be made available normally between 10 days to two weeks in advance, and may be requested by telephoning 020 7679 4999, or emailing spp@ucl.ac.uk
Wednesday 28 February
International Law Association - British Branch
Global governance and international law
Dr Nico Krisch, LSE
6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
Download the full programme of lectures for the International Law Association London seminars
Tuesday 27 February
Constitutional Law Group
‘Hate Speech Bans: Theoretical and Practical Difficulties’
Speakers: Professor Eric Barendt (UCL), Ivan Hare, Blackstone Chambers.
Chair: Lord Justice Sedley
5.15pm Moot Court, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Read about the Constitutional Law Group
Monday 26 February
Constitutional Law Group
‘Human Rights Protection in the Private Sphere: A Comparative Approach’
Speakers: Judge Spielmann of the European Court of Human Rights
Dr Joerg Fedtke of UCL.
Chair: Lord Justice Dyson
5.00pm Moot Court, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Read about the Constitutional Law Group
Thursday 22 February
INAUGURAL LECTURE
'"A Compleat System of Knavery": Folk Devils, Moral Panics and the Origins of Financial Regulation'
Professor Philip Rawlings (UCL)
6-7pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Gower St.
Inaugural Lecture: Free of charge - please book you place with Lisa Penfold
 

Wednesday 21 February
Colloquium in Legal & Social Philosophy
Is There a Concept of Law?
Professor Frederick Schauer, Harvard University
4pm, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Laws, UCL

Papers for discussion will be made available normally between 10 days to two weeks in advance, and may be requested by telephoning 020 7679 4999, or emailing spp@ucl.ac.uk
Wednesday 21 February
The Jurisprudence Review Launch and Pressy Party
Speakers include:
Lord Hope of Craighead amd Lord Carlile
7pm, Jeremy Bentham Room (JBR), UCL, Gower Street
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Wednesday 21 February
International Law Association - British Branch
Science, international law and the politics of precaution
Professor Mary Footer, Nottingham University
Chair: Dr Ruth Mackenzie, UCL
6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
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Wednesday 21 February
Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economicd - Annual Antitrust Forum
Economic Analysis of Competition Practices in the EU and the US: A View from Chief Economists
Forum Moderator
Amelia Fletcher, Chief Economist, Office of Fair Trading
Speakers
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Damien Neven, Chief Economist, European Commission
- Dennis Carlton, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Justice
- Michael Salinger, Chief Economist , Federal Trade Commission
6pm, Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
Accreditation: 2 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge - please book you place with Lisa Penfold

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Monday 19 February
Constitutional Law Group
‘Implications of the Privy Council decision on the Pitcairn Island Prosecutions’
Speakers: Professor Dawn Oliver, UCL
Colm O’Cinneide, UCL.
Chair: Gordon Woodman, Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law, Birmingham Universit
5.15pm Moot Court, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Read about the Constitutional Law Group
Thursday 8 February
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'Breach of Duty, Causing Harm? Recent Encounters between Negligence and Risk'
Jenny Steele (University of Southampton)
6-7pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary

Thursday 8 February
'The concept of market access in trade law'
Petros Mavroidis (Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law, University of Columbia School of Law and professor of international economic law at the University of Neuchatel)
1 pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
 
Wednesday 7 February
International Law Association - British Branch
Non-proliferation law and the United Nations system
Daniel Joyner, Warwick University
6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
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Monday 5 February
Constitutional Law Group
Towards the Horizontal Effect of Judicial Review Standards?
Speakers: Clive Lewis QC
Professor Dawn Oliver, UCL
Chair: Mr Justice Stanley Burnton
5.15pm Moot Court, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Read about the Constitutional Law Group
Thursday 1 February
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'The Structure of Aggravated Endangerment Offences'
Professor Chris Clarkson (University of Leicester)
6-7pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
Abstract:
This lecture will examine how criminal offences should be structured when an endangerment offence is committed and the harm that the endangerment offence is targeted actually against actually materialises (for example, causing death by dangerous driving).

Analysis of the current law reveals that these offences take several forms. Concentrating on cases where death has resulted from the underlying endangerment offence, the lecture will argue that there should be specific endangerment offences but will question whether such offences are justifiable without there being an extra degree of culpability or dangerousness beyond that required for the primary endangerment offence..

Tuesday 30 January
Centre for Law and Governance in the EU
“The Current Legal Framework on the Right to Seek Healthcare Abroad in the European Union”
Professor Tamara Hervey (University of Nottingham)
6pm, Moot Court, Laws
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Wednesday 31 January
Colloquium in Legal & Social Philosophy
The Regulation of 'Recreational Drugs'
Professor Jonathan Wolff, University College of London
4pm, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Laws, UCL

Papers for discussion will be made available normally between 10 days to two weeks in advance, and may be requested by telephoning 020 7679 4999, or emailing spp@ucl.ac.uk
Wednesday 31 January
International Law Association - British Branch
International institutions as learning environments: beyond the coercive function of WTO law
Dr Andrew Lang, LSE
Chair: Professor Joanne Scott, UCL
6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
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Tuesday 30 January
Centre for Law and Governance in the EU
“The Current Legal Framework on the Right to Seek Healthcare Abroad in the European Union”
Professor Tamara Hervey (University of Nottingham)
6pm, Moot Court, Laws
Read more about the Centre for Law and Governance in the EU

Wednesday 24 January
Colloquium in Legal & Social Philosophy
Natural Motives and the Motive of Duty: Hume and Kant on our Duties to Others
Professor Christine Korsgaard, Harvard University
4pm, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Laws, UCL

Papers for discussion will be made available normally between 10 days to two weeks in advance, and may be requested by telephoning 020 7679 4999, or emailing spp@ucl.ac.uk
Wednesday 24 January
International Law Association - British Branch
2006 US National Security Strategy and International Law on the use of force
Dr Christine Gray, Cambridge University
6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
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Tuesday 23 January
International Journal of Law in Context
Comparative Perspectives on the Constitutional Law of Emergency Powers
Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
6pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary
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Sponsored by Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Tuesday 23 January
Centre for Law and Governance in the EU
"Something must be done! This is something! So we must do it! The tale of the EC's Services Directive"
Professor Stephen Weatherill (University of Oxford )
6pm, Moot Court, Laws
Read more about the Centre for Law and Governance in the EU
Tuesday 23 January
WTO Scholars' Forum
title tbc
Professor Piet Eekhout, Kings College London,
5.15pm Room GS201, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Free of charge and open to all with an interest in the WTO
Thursday 18 January
Current Legal Problems Lecture
'The Rights and Responsibilities of Age'
Jonathan Herring (Exeter College, Oxford)
6-7pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Laws
Accreditation: 1 CPD Hour (Bar Council and Law Society)
Public Lecture: Free of charge and no booking necessary

Abstract:
The lecture will consider the rights and responsibilities of older people. It will argue that the current legal response to old age fails to adequately promote the rights of older people. Older people are not effectively safeguarded from abuse and the interests of older people who have lost competence are not appropriately protected by the Mental Capacity Act. The lecture will argue that the legal rights and responsibilities of older people and their families needs to be re-examined in order to ensure that old age becomes a time of flourishing, rather than despair.

Wednesday 10 January
WTO Scholars' Forum
Ideas of Embedded Liberalism and Current and
Future Challenges for the WTO

Seema Sapra, final year Doctoral Research Student, Kings College London.
5.15pm Room GS201, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Free of charge and open to all with an interest in the WTO
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