On Tuesday 8 April, a UCL Laws team led by Dean of Laws Dame Hazel Genn, Ronan McRea, Kimberley Trapp and special guest of honour Lord Carnwath (Justice of the UK Supreme Court) headed up a second UCL/Hong Kong University Rule of Law workshop and moot court in Beijing in partnership with Peking University Law School.
The third annual Quain Lectures in Jurisprudence will be delivered by Professor John Gardner of the University of Oxford on April 28, 29 and May 1. The lectures, entitled, ‘From Personal Life to Private Law’, set out the basic elements of the philosophy of private law that Professor Gardner has been developing in recent years.
Taking place from 21 to 25 July, the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) will be hosting a one week residential summer school for Year 12 Students from across the United Kingdom to explore law and access to justice issues from a regional perspective. In addition to private donations, the Centre has secured a generous grant from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation.
President Dean Spielmann of the European Court of Human Rights gave a Current Legal Problems - Britain and Europe lecture at UCL Laws on Thursday 20 March 2014; Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, chaired the lecture.
The only first-hand account of the most-famous escape from Britain’s fledgling Australian penal colony has been published in full for the first time, 223 years on. The Memorandoms of James Martin is part of the vast Bentham Papers collection in UCL Library’s Special Collections and is the only extant first-hand narrative of the escape, and the only known account by a First Fleet convict.
The Centre for Ethics and Law has been awarded research funding by the Legal Education Foundation to explore whether and how values and professionalism change as students progress through law school.
The Acting Manager of the UCL Centre for Access to Justice, Shiva Riahi, has recently been appointed to the JUSTICE working party on "Delivering Civil Justice in an Age of Austerity".