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Applicable Law and Patent Licensing Disputes: Determining fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory treatment

This event is hosted by the King’s College Forum on International Dispute Resolution and is part of a series of “Academic Conversations” organised by the Transnational Law Institute. Dr Barbara Lauriat and Dr Holger Hestermeyer in discussion with William (Rusty) Park, Professor of Law at Boston University. Professor Park’s practice and teaching focus on international financial and commercial transactions. After […]


Do Institutional Clients threaten Lawyer Independence?

About the talk: Dr Steven Vaughan will draw on research he has conducted over the last year to ask whether institutional clients threaten lawyers’ independence. The relationship between large commercial law firms and their clients and the impact of these relationships on professional independence, ethics, standards and risk is of central importance to the effective regulation of the […]


From Migration Crisis to Refugee Crisis in Europe: securitization priorities vs integration policies?

This seminar is organised by LSE’s Hellenic Observatory The presentation’s objective is to uncover the perplexity of migration/refugee issues that seem to trouble Europe, while at the same time to touch upon the antinomies of EU migration and refugee policies. My analysis is from a southern European perspective and aims at stressing the social and economic […]

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Global Governance in an Era of Uncertainty

This conference will contribute to the understanding of the rise of the global south by focusing on key international actors from Asia, Africa and Latin America and their perspectives on global governance in an era of uncertainty. Opening Keynote address: Chris Alden, Director of the Global South Unit Craig Calhoun, Director of the LSE Enrique […]


Expectations of Openness in an Age of Secrecy: where the ‘Right to Know’ comes from

This event is organised by LSE Dept. of Media and Communications In an age of WikiLeaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden, it may seem odd to argue that we have expectations of openness in democracies greater than ever before, but we do. Not only expectations but institutional mechanisms in government, legislated guarantees, guardians of openness in […]


The Demise and Revival of the SADC Tribunal

On Thursday 26 November 2015 the King’s Forum on International Dispute Resolution will host an expert debate on the fate of the SADC Tribunal. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional organisation with 15 Member States including Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The occasion will be used to celebrate […]


Article 8 The Right to Respect for Private Life …

The Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association, in collaboration with BPP University Law School, invites you to Human Rights Seminar Series – Part 6 Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights: The Right to Respect for Private Life, Family Life, Home Life and Correspondence Speakers The Hon. Sir Michael Burton […]


The Iran Deal and the Future of American Foreign Policy Doctrine: power, law, ideology and partisanship

An LSE Law Matters public lecture The debate over whether the United States should proceed with the Iran nuclear agreement has been one of the most intense foreign policy controversies in America in recent history, engaging on one side or the other much of the country’s political, foreign policy and intellectual elites. It has overshadowed […]


The Sense in Coase’s Criticism of Pigou: The Ceteris Paribus Case for Intervention

One of the most important contributions to the rethinking of our approach to regulation since the 1970s has been Ronald Coase’s critique of the welfare economics of intervention formulated by AC Pigou. Seeking to continue the revision of our evaluation of Coase’s critique, the leading historians of economic thought Roger Backhouse and Steven Medema have […]


The Struggle for Rights in Mexico and Latin America

The idea of Latin American constitutionalism boasts of a long history. However, a new approach has developed in the 21st century – an ius constitutionale commune. Globalisation and the opening of domestic legal orders have brought the question of how to understand the fundamental structure of public law to the forefront. The concept of a […]