Forthcoming events in 2018 ...

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 6 February 

100 Years of votes for women: an LSE Law celebration 
Speakers: Baroness Hale; Baroness Chakrabarti; Professor Nicola Lacey; Professor Jeremy Horder

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On February 6 1918, with the coming into force of the Representation of the People Act, women were by law first given the vote in this country. Even though this foundational right only applied to a restricted category of women initially, the dam had been breached and the universal franchise would soon follow. 100 years on, to the very day, LSE Law will be marking this constitutional watershed with speeches from Brenda Hale, Shami Chakrabarti, and Nicola Lacey.

This public lecture is the first in a series of LSE Law events taking place over 2018 and 2019 to mark the Centenary of the founding of the LSE Law department. 

 Tuesday 13 March

International Law and Literature

Speakers: Joseph Slaughter and Gerry Simpson.


The novel in the twentieth century has become, for many writers, a vehicle for social justice and human rights. It has highlighted stark poverty and social injustice. It has brought to the fore sexual and racial discrimination. It is clear what the parallels are for international human rights law.

Joseph Slaughter specialises in literature, law, and the socio-cultural history of the Global South. He is particularly interested in the social work of literature, and how it interacts with problems of social justice, human rights, intellectual property, and international law.

If you want to learn how twentieth century literature has influenced international law, you must attend this lecture.