UCL Judicial Institute

UCL Judicial Institute Media AND Events

Schedule of Events

28 & 29 June The Magistrates' Association Conference
Keynote Speaker: Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice
Register for the conference here

20 June Inaugural Lecture:
Purple Haze: The Danger of Being in the Dark about Judges
Professor Cheryl Thomas
Professor of Judicial Studies, UCL Faculty of Laws
Chair: Lady Justice Hallett
Watch the lecture here

1 May Interpreting & Generating Rights in Multi-Level Jurisdictions
UCL Judicial Institute-Yale Law School Collaborative Seminar Download the seminar materials here

27 April IT for Judicial Case Management
Lord Justice Jackson
Professor Richard Susskind

17 April Critique of civil justice reforms in England: Monash University Law School, Melbourne
Meeting Challenges in the Civil Justice System
Guest Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Lecture details and booking form

20 February

Inner Temple Lecture Series
Why Judges and Juries Need (Some) Academics
Professor Cheryl Thomas
Download lecture
14 December A British Interpretation of Convention Rights
Lord Irvine of Lairg
Watch the lecture here
Download the speech here

1 December Annual Jan Grodecki Lecture: University of Leicester
New System of Appointing Judges: The First Five Years
Professor Dame Hazel Genn

22 November Achieving a Culture Change in Case Management
Lord Justice Jackson
Special Judicial Guest Lecture
Watch the lecture here
Download the speech here

18 November Special UK Supreme Court Seminar
Taking Stock Two Year's On
Download the first report of the UCL JI UKSC Project

12-13 November Understanding Judging: Roles, Skills and Challenges
Intensive Weekend Course for Practitioners
Accredited by SRA (12 CPD points)
Increasing Diversity Bursaries available (see course description)
Download the course brochure

19 October Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 4th Mediation Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Mediation and Civil Justice

19 October Centre for Forensic Sciences Research Seminar
Myths, Misunderstandings and Mistakes of Jury Research
Professor Cheryl Thomas
Download Presentation

14 October Delivering Summary Justice
Magistrates Association 650th Anniversary Forum

15 September The William B Lockhart Lecture: University of Minnesota
Selecting Judges, English Style: Are there lessons for the United States?
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Download Pamphlet

20 July Australian Bar Association Conference: Berlin
Paths to Justice Revisited
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
11 July Cambridge Lectures: Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
English Civil Justice: An Uncertain Future
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
28 June Nuffield Foundation
Enforcement and Outcomes in Civil Law: Civil Law and Tribunals
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
27 June Can Tribunals Retain Their Identity?
One-day Special Roundtable Seminar convened by the UCL Judicial Institute, Tribunal Service and the Nuffield Foundation

13 May European University at St Petersburg
The Value of Social Science Methods in Studying Courts and Judicial Decision Making
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
18-20 April Justice in the Round Conference: Waikato, New Zealand
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Judicial Determination and Dispute Resolution
16 April Judges Conference: Napier, New Zealand
Reform of Civil Justice
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
14 April Judges Conference: Napier, New Zealand
Aspects of Judicial Conduct
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
14 April Higher Courts Judges Conference: High Court of New Zealand
Civil Justice Reforms in England and Wales
Professor Dame Hazel Genn

10 March UCL Lunch Hour Lecture
Sex, Drugs, the Internet and Juries
Professor Cheryl Thomas, Director of the UCL Jury Project and Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute
YouTube link: Watch here

20 February Constitution Unit, UCL
Judicial Diversity
Professor Dame Hazel Genn

4 February Courts: Representing and Contesting Ideologies Symposium: Yale
What is Civil Justice For?
Professor Dame Hazel Genn
19 January Judicial Institute Seminar and Book Launch
Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale University; Press)
Professor Judith Resnik & Professor Dennis Curtis, Yale University
26-27 November Law Society of Manitoba, Isaac Pitblado Lectures: Winnipeg, Canada
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Mediation, Arbitration and Civil Justice

16 November Launch of the UCL Judicial Institute
Expert Panel Debate on The Future of Judging
For further information please visit:

11 October Inner Temple Lecture
Professionalism and the Public Good
Professor Dame Hazel Genn