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Events 2017/18

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

Tuesday 19 September 2017
Law and Economics Forum
Economic Analysis of Eminent Domain Law: Takings of Land by Self-interested Governments 
Speaker: Dr Ram Singh

Thursday 28 September 2017
The role of the Attorney General: in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti 


Shami Chakrabarti will discuss her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales with Professor Nicola Lacey, also taking questions from the audience and online. Shami Chakrabarti is Shadow Attorney General for England & Wales, a Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE Law and an alumna of LSE.Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEChakrabarti

Monday 2 October 2017
Constitutions and law: Making Pakistan


On the 70th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan, this exhibition celebrates the critical role of Quaid-i Azam M A Jinnah as lawyer and statesman. Displaying documents from his time at Lincoln’s Inn, and his role as Privy Councillor in 1930s London, together with photographs, newspapers, and objects relating to her constitutional history, the exhibition highlights the long-standing relations between Pakistan and the UK. The exhibition closes on 3 November 2017.

Twitter Hashtag for this exhibition: #LSEArts

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Mannheim/BSc Crimonology Seminar Series
The promise of ethnography: Gangs, active offenders and policy 

Speaker: Professor Scott Decker (Arizona)

Wednesday 18 October 2017
In Conversation with Ratna Kapur
5:30pm to 7:00pm [venue details tbc]


Speaker: Ratna Kapur is Visiting Professor of Law, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London 

Chair: Sumi Madhok is Associate Professor at the LSE Gender Institute

Monday 23 October 2017
The Rise and Fall of Shareholder Rights in America
6:30pm to 8:00pm  |  Thai Theatre, New Academic Building


Shareholder suits occur much more frequently in the U.S. than in Britain or for that matter Europe.  The frequency of such suits masks the limited legal areas in which American shareholder pursue through litigation managers and controlling stockholders.  Professor James Cox will discuss several legal developments that occurred during what might be considered the “Golden Age” of American corporate law in which the courts created or strengthened various legal doctrines that protect and benefit shareholders and how this trend is now being reversed. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEJamesCox
Chair: Dr Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, UCL.

Thursday 26 October 2017 
Book launch: A Global Analysis of Tax Treaty Disputes


Associate Professor Eduardo Baistrocchi has just published A Global Analysis of Tax Treaty Disputesand will host a book launch at LSE on 26 October 2017. Please contact Lewina Coote for further details.


Wednesday 8 November 2017
Mannheim/BSc Crimonology Seminar Series
Women convincted of homicide 
Speaker: Dr Annette Ballinger (Keele)

Wednesday 22 November 2017 
Distributing Retributive Desert


Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan explores puzzles of distributing retributive desert. Even if one takes giving people what they negatively deserve to be intrinsically good, one must confront questions of distribution.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEdesert

Tuesday 28 November 2017
Cash: the future of money in the Bitcoin age


The socio-economic debate surrounding money has advanced since the early metallist days of John Locke. Money is no longer viewed as an homogenous, neutral thing; rather, theorists are wont to emphasise its pivotal role in shaping networks of social relations. Yet, in many respects, the legal analysis of money is playing catch-up, and the advent of distributed online ecosystems such as Bitcoin and Ethereum has pushed to the fore some difficult questions concerning the appropriate legal lens through which to view money, and monetary assets. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEcash

Wednesday 6 December 2017
Mannheim/BSc Crimonology Seminar Series
Political violence: a typology 
Speaker: Professor Vincenzo Ruggiero (Middlesex)


A full list of forthcoming events will be published during September 2017.