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Archive – Activities of the Centre for Law and Society
Conferences, Workshops, Guest Lectures and Seminars organised or supported by the Centre for Law and Society
15th May 2009. Colloquium - "Memory and Justice" at Lancaster University.
23rd February 2009. Sir Geoffrey Bindman (Founder, Bindman LLP) - “Reflections on My Life as a Civil Liberties Lawyer” at Lancaster University.
2008-2009. Seminar Series - "Conceptualising the Contemporary 'Professions': Interdisciplinary Debates"
11th November 2008. International Conference – “The Pinochet Case and its Consequences Ten Years On” at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
Contributors included: Lord Hope of Craighead; Geoffrey Robertson QC; Dr Juan Garcés; Prof. Maxine Molyneux; Reed Brody; Roger Smith OBE; Christopher Hall; Elizabeth Wilmshurst; Wolfgang Kaleck; Hugh O’Shaughnessy; and Prof. David Sugarman.
Brought together over 100 representatives from Britain, the USA, Spain, Germany, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Chile, Boliva - including judges, NGO's, victims, lawyers, journalists and government representatives.
7th - 8th November 2008. Conference – “From Human Rights to the Primacy of the Political” at Lancaster House Hotel.
13th March 2008. Professor José Zalaquett (University of Chile) - “Truth and Justice in the Wake of Dictatorship and Armed Conflict” at Lancaster University.
11th March 2008. Colloquium - “Victorian and Post-Victorian Legal Systems in Britain and Continental Europe: Legal Buildings and ‘Englishness’ at The Civil Justice Centre, Manchester.
25th February 2008. Colin Ettinger (Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP, former President, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Hon. Research Fellow, CLS) -“Personal Injury Law and Doing Justice” at Lancaster University.
18th February 2008. Roger Smith OBE (Director, JUSTICE) - “Access to Justice and Human Rights” at Lancaster University.
22nd December 2007. Conference – “The Role of NGO’s in Governance” at Lancaster University.
28th November 2007. Captain James Yee (US Army Muslim Chaplain who served at Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility) - “The Guantanamo Detention Centre and My Wrongful Arrest on Charges of Spying and Aiding the Taliban and Al-Qaeda” at Lancaster University.
Captain James 'Yusuf' Yee reflected on his service as a US Army Muslim Chaplain serving at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his subsequent wrongful arrest on charges of spying and aiding the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Chaplain Yee's experience raises troubling questions about patriotism, citizenship, and safe living in the post-9/11 US.
27th September 2007. Conference – “Legal Services in North-West England: the Changing Landscape” at Lancaster University.
Over 80 delegates attended, representing: The Office of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner and Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales; The Ministry of Justice; The North West Development Agency; LawWorks North West (formerly, the Solicitors Pro Bono Group); The Citizens Advice Service; The Legal Action Group; The Law Society of England and Wales; The Association of Women Solicitors; The Association of Black Solicitors; The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; The Institute of Legal Executives; Cumbria Community Legal Services; Shelter Cumbria; The Law Centres Federation; Local/regional legal practitioners; The College of Law, Pro Bono Legal Assistance Unit; Academics; Local Judges; and Lancaster law students. Those present included the senior partners of two of the ten largest law firms in the UK, one of whom is a Lancaster law graduate.
The proceedings were published as: Legal Services in North West England: the Changing Landscape. (Special Issue of Amicus Curiae – the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, issue 76). David Sugarman (Editor). London: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 2008 pp. 68.
14th September 2007. Conference – “Law, Religion, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” at Lancaster University.
21st March 2007. Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Politics, Hull University) - “In Internet's Way: Freedom of expression and the scope of tolerance when the Internet is used to sustain terrorism, racism, hate speech and child pornography” at Lancaster University.
27th November 2006. Workshop – “Personal Insolvency Law: International Perspectives” at Lancaster University.
15th November 2006. Craig Murray (former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan) – “The War on Terrorism and Human Rights” at Lancaster University.
7-9th July 2006. International Conference - “'Without Let or Hindrance'. Inclusion and its Subversion from the Medieval to the Modern” at Lancaster University.
12th May 2006. Workshop – “Class Actions – the US Experience” at Lancaster University.
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