Date: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of October 2011 Time: 9 – 5 Venue: Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL Organiser: The Law Society in association with Just Fair, Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex Cost: £25 one day / £38.25 both days (student price) [...]
The task of determining the proper scope of the law of proprietary remedies has been described as the most difficult undertaking facing those seeking to rationalise the law of restitution. This lecture by Craig Rotherham explores the objections raised against justifying proprietary relief on the basis of whether its consequences in insolvency are deserved and asks whether, like it or not, we can really avoid a significant level of engagement with policy if debate in this area is to be rational.
Craig Rotherham is Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham.
INAUGURAL LECTURE Doing the Sustainable Development Dance: Stepping from Education for Sustainable Development to Environmental Justice in Legal Education
Approcahing the end of the UN’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Jane Holder will critically examine the form of sustainability advanced by the ESD movement and question the role of legal education in furthering this. She will discuss in particular how to relate sustainability and justice, including environmental justice (the fair and equal distribution of environmental ‘goods’ and ‘bads’).
Jane Holder has carried out research on environmental law since graduating from Warwick University in 1990. Her PhD was on environmental assessment, published as a book, Environmental Assessment: the Regulation of Decision Making in 2004.
Erika R. George and Nina Seppala will offer critical reflections on the role of social media in social change and outline how the obligation of corporations in the information communications technology sector to avoid complicity in rights violations may evolve over time.
Erika R. George is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law where she teaches constitutional law, international human rights law, international environmental law, and civil procedure.
Nina Seppala is Director of the MSc in Management programme in the Department of Management Science and Innovation, UCL.
Ilanah Simon Fhima will attempt to map out the instances in which the concept of legitimacy has been used in trade mark law, and to determine when the CJEU does and does not consider a trade mark owner’s reliance on its rights to be ‘legitimate’. The lecture will also take a wider look at how legitimacy is understood in other areas of law and theory, comparing this to the CJEU’s approach in its trade mark jurisprudence.
Ilanah Simon Fhima is a lecturer and co-director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law at UCL Faculty of Laws.
Identifying ‘Exploitative Compromises’: The Role of Labour Law in Resolving Disputes between Workers
The ‘interests of labour’ are not, in reality, a unified set of interests to be pitted against those of capital. Anne Davies will consider how the law addresses conflicts between workers on particular occasions and in particular workplaces, and how to begin the task of mapping out this neglected dimension of the subject on a more practical level.
Anne Davies is Fellow and Tutor in Law, Brasenose College, and Reader in Public Law, Oxford University. She is also General Editor of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.
The question of whether Britain needs a UK Bill of Rights and the precise role of the ECHR at domestic level, divides experts and members of the public alike. The UCL Institute for Human Rights invites you to a public debate on this important constitutional question.
The panel includes:
- Lord McNally, MInister of State for Justice
- Chris Bryant MP – Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform
- Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL Institute for Human Rights
The chair will be taken by Joshua Rozenberg, Presenter of BBC’s Law in Action
As part of UCL’s Current Legal Problems series Ian Ward will present a lecture on the interdisciplinary study of law and literature. Although not a new area it remains, in the opinion of some, controversial. Ian Ward will argue that one of the virtues of ‘law and literature’ scholarship is an inherent facility for nurturing further inter-disciplinary work. The second part of this lecture will concentrate on the closer relation of law, literature and history. It will proceed by means of a particular study of one relatively familiar genre of English literature, the woman’s novel of the mid-nineteenth century.
Ian Ward is currently Professor of Law at Newcastle University.
As part of University College London’s Current Legal Problems lectures, Louise Gullifer will examine why we treat financial collateral differently from other assets used as security or quasi-security, whether the reasons justify the differences and whether they throw any light on where the boundaries between the financial collateral regime and the residual rules should be drawn.
Louise Gullifer is Reader in Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
Creativity in Action: ELSA has been invited to send a group (aged 18 – 25) to Northern Italy to participate in a ceative youth project / exchange. The exchange is subsidised by the EU through the Youth in Action programme which means that accommodation, meals, activities etc are all included. UPDATE: All places filled!