Drucilla Cornell – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man

Event Date: 18 November 2016 Room B13 43 Gordon Square School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Birkbeck School of Law present: Professor Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers) with Stephen D. Seely – The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man In recent years, some theorists have effectively disavowed both …

David Anderson – Terrorism and Tolerance

Event Date: 13 June 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: The 2016 Magna Carta Lecture David Anderson QC (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation) – Terrorism and Tolerance: UK’s independent ‘terror watchdog’ asks how we reconcile traditional freedoms with prevention of terrorism In Terrorism and Tolerance, David Anderson will …

Nick Hardwick – The ‘good prison’ redefined

Event Date: 29 February 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The School of Law at Royal Holloway University of London presents:  Inaugural Lecture and Launch of the School of Law Professor Nick Hardwick CBE (Outgoing Chief Inspector of Prisons) – The ‘good prison’ redefined  At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is …

Michel Rosenfeld – Post-Secular Constitutionalism

Professor Michel Rosenfeld discusses how modern constitutionalism based on the ideals of the Enlightenment favours secularism over religion, relegating the latter for the most part to the private sphere.

Michel Rosenfeld – Constitutionalism, Globalisation and Ethno-religious Conflict – V2

Enlightenment-based constitutions, such as the American and the French, tend to downplay ethno-cultural and religious differences by stressing individualism over group affiliation and by relegating religion to the private sphere. Today, mass migration, religious revival, globalization and supra-national governance exacerbate tensions and pose major challenges that call for inquiry regarding the continuing viability of a coherent constitutional order within and beyond the nation-state. Discussants will be Drs. Stewart Motha and Marinos Diamantides from the Law School.

Stanley Fish – But We’re Professors: Academic Freedom and Public Employee Law in the United States

Event Date: 10 October 2014 John Snow Lecture Theatre London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Keppel St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HT Birkbeck School of Law presents: Annual Law Lecture 2013 ‘But We’re Professors’: Academic Freedom and Public Employee Law in the United States The 2014 Annual Law Lecture presented by the School of Law, Birkbeck is ‘But We’re Professors’: …

Forensic Futures

Event Date: 18 June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Forensic Futures Panel: Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths), and Maja Petrović-Šteger (University of Cambridge) and Stewart Motha (Birkbeck) Forensics conjures the sense of a truth established by science in the service of the law. But the origin of ‘forensic’ in the …

Justice and Research Evidence

Event Date: 17 June 2014 Room B34 Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Justice and Research Evidence Examining the use of research evidence to police rape cases. Panel: Professor Betsy Stanko, Paul Turnbull and Harriet Wistrich (Birnberg Peirce & Partners). Why Tell Law: There is great debate about why rape is so …

Renata Salecl – What’s on my mind? Law, neuroscience and psychoanalysis

Event Date: 16 June 2014 Clore Management Centre Birbeck, University London Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Inaugural Lecture Professor Renata Salecl (Birkbeck) – What’s on my mind? Law, neuroscience and psychoanalysis Introduction by Professor David Latchman (Master of Birkbeck): Lecture: Vote of Thanks by Professor Henrietta Moore (Cambridge): share this entry:

The Public Life of Private Law: Protest, Precarisation, Possibility

                                                                    Event Date: 30 April 2014 The Institute of Advanced Study Millburn House Millburn Hill Road University of Warwick Science Park Coventry CV4 7HS The Kent Law School presents: The Public Life of Private Law An ESRC Seminar Series Seminar 4: Protest, Precarisation, …