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.

Thursday 22  February 2018

Launch event for Vol 8 of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook

vol 8 front cover

The launch event for Vol 8 of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook will take place at the UK Supreme Court on 22 February 2018. The event will start with a drinks reception at 6 pm in the Lobby followed by an Annual Lecture in Courtroom One as follows:

Brexit Judicialised: Crown v Parliament

Welcome by Dr Daniel Clarry

Introduction by Lord Pannick QC

Key note address by Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC

Reply by Professor Timothy Endicott

Seats are limited and prior reservation is essential. You can register to attend the launch event by emailing the Editor-in-Chief of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Dr Daniel Clarry. For further information about the Yearbook, including the table of contents for Vol 8, and to pre-order copies click here.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Crime and Global Justice
Speakers: Professor Daniele Archibugi; Alice Pease; Professor Christine Chinkin; Professor Richard Falk; Professor Mary Kaldor


Wednesday 7 March 2018

Separation of powers and constitutional review
Speaker: Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis 


Friday 9 March 2018 

Arbitration in London after Brexit?
Party Autonomy and Rule of Law

The second LCIA and LSE co-hosted annual debate 

Registration required.  Register for tickets here

This event immediately precedes the annual LSE-LCIA London Vis Pre-Moot, held in preparation for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, which focuses on international commercial arbitration and the international sale of goods.  LSE alumni and current students can sign up here.

Moderated by Jonathan Mance, Massimo Benedettelli and Clare Ambrose will explore the different views on the future of international arbitration and commercial law in London after Brexit.


Tuesday 13 March 2018

London Review of International Law Annual Lecture

Images that resemble us too much: natives, corporations, humans, and other personified creatures of international law

Speaker: Joseph Slaughter Chair: Gerry Simpson.


Modern Euro-American law operates by fashioning legal persons as creatures endowed with rights and responsibilities. This figurative process of personification is a means of emancipation. Indeed, the fourteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution laid the legal groundwork not only for recognition of the full legal personality of ex-slaves; it also “emancipated” the business corporation, which possesses legal rights and responsibilities by way of analogy to the human, figured as a metaphorical assemblage of human body parts.



Wednesday 14 March 2018

The paradox of security
Dr Matthew Longo


Tuesday 20 March 2018  |   NAB.2.06

The Collaborative Economy and EU Law
Speaker: Vassilis Hatzopoulos (Panteion University, Athens) 

the collaborative eu law

This book explores the application – or indeed inadequacy – of existing EU rules in the context of the collaborative economy. It analyses the novelties introduced by the collaborative economy and discusses the specific regulatory needs and instruments employed therein, most notably self-regulation. Further, it aims to elucidate the legal status of the parties involved (traders, consumers, prosumers) in these multi-sided economies, and their respective roles in the provision of services, especially with regard to liability issues. Moreover, it delves into a sector-specific examination of the relevant EU rules, especially on data protection, competition, consumer protection and labour law, and comments on the uncertainties and lacunae produced therein. It concludes with the acute question of whether fresh EU regulation would be necessary to avoid fragmentation or, on the contrary, if such regulation would create unnecessary burdens and stifle innovation.


Thursday April 26 & Friday 27 April 2018 

Workshop on Bernard Williams


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford, 2016)
Professor Evan Fox-Decent