Forthcoming Events

LSE Law hosts events that play a major role in policy debates & in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.

26 October 2018   |   4pm-7pm   |    Moot Court Room, New Academic Building (7th floor)

Book launch
International Tax Policy: Between Competition and Cooperation Tsilly Dagan

Speakers: Eduardo Baistrocchi (LSE); Rdoardo Traversa (Catholic University of Louvain); Yariv Brauner (University of Florida); Ana Paula Dourado (University of Lisbon); Miranda Strewant (University of Melbourne)
Chairs: Ian Roxan (LSE); Judith Freedman (Oxford)






1 November 2018 | 18.45 - 20.15 | Hong Kong Theatre

Defending Liberty and Democracy in the Age of Trump: The Role of Civil Society 

The election of Donald Trump, like the vote for Brexit in the UK, has had wide-ranging ramifications for the US and the world.  Some see both votes as part of a rise of anti-immigrant, populist, and anti-egalitarian politics in many western democracies.  In the US, the ACLU has been at the forefront of the fight to preserve democratic and constitutional traditions and norms in the wake of Trump’s election.  Cole and Sands will talk about how Americans are fighting back, what lessons we might draw from the resistance, and what is at stake for all of us in the rise of populism.

Speakers: David Cole (ACLU National Legal Director); Professor Philippe Sands (Professor of Law, UCL, QC)

Chair: Minouche Shafik, LSE Director 




8 November 2018  |   18.30-20.00   |    Hong Kong Theatre 

Human Rights and Climate Change

An expert panel will discuss the links between human rights and climate change, and whether rights-based climate change claims are one future path to spurring climate action.

Commissioner Roberto Eugenio T. Cadiz (focal commissioner for Business and Human Rights; Environment and Sustainable Development Goals at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Republic of the Philippines);
Myles Allen (Head of the Climate Dynamics group at the University of Oxford's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department)

Chair: Stephen Humphreys




14 November 2018  | 19.15 - 20.30  | Alumni Theatre

Can companies do business in the Occupied Palestinian Territoriesand still respect human rights? 

Speakers: Peter Frankental, (Economic Relations Programme Director Amnesty International, UK); Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp, (LSE Law Department, Transnational Law Project); Dr. Phyllis Starkey, (Independent Policy Adviser and Former MP); Peter Webster, (CEO of the EIRIS Foundation)

ChairAndrea Shemberg, LSE Visiting Fellow, Laboratory for Advanced Research on theGlobal Economy

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16 November 2018   |    18:30-20:00   |   Ground floor, New Academic Building

LSE Law Centenary Open House Event

To mark a century since the formal beginnings of the Department of Law at LSE, we welcome visitors to join our open house event on the ground floor of the New Academic Building.

We will celebrate our centenary by revisiting pinnacle historical moments that took place one hundred years ago from a legal perspective, such as women’s suffrage and post-war treaty making. Students will Moot on a contentious topic, overseen by Sir Ross Cranston. Our LSE Department of Law centenary timeline and biographies of staff, alumni and students will be exhibited. LSE Law research will be displayed, followed by a drinks reception.

The open house event will see the Law Department take over the ground floor of the NAB to celebrate the teaching and study of law through the decades, and will mark the start of a series of events over the coming year. Please click here to register.




26 November 2018  |   18.30-20.00   |   Old Theatre

The Future of Money

The event will address the evolving role of money in society. Money used to be gold and is now fiat. Electronic transactions mean we have all but stopped carrying cash. The three panellists will discuss how new financial technology is set to change how money and payment systems are organised, if cryptocurrencies will displace fiat money and if banks will be replaced by technology providers? 

Speakers: Jon Danielsson (Co-Director of the Systemic Risk Centre; Associate Professor of Finance at LSE); Eva Micheler (Co-investigator of the Systemic Risk Centre; Associate Professor in Law at LSE Law); Nikola Tchouparov (CEO, Moneyfold Ltd)