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Friday 19 June 1.30pm: The End(s) of the Legal Academy

The obituaries of academic freedom, the humanities, and indeed the university itself are coming to focus not just on the end of an erstwhile academy but also on what the ends, the purport, of the academy should and could now be. This workshop brought this concern to bear on the role of the legal academy, a role that is distinctive yet shared with other faculties in the university. It explored what that role imports for the character of being-together within the legal academy.

Organiser: Professor Peter Fitzpatrick

Wellbeing in the Legal Profession: Law Firms, Law Schools and the (Un)Happy Lawyer (or, what do we talk about, when we talk about wellbeing in law?)

  • Richard Collier, Law School, Newcastle University
  • Discussant: Fiona Macmillan, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London

The Law School and the Force of Law

The Structure of a University: Instrumentalism, Idealism and Forms of Life

  • Soo Tian Lee, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Discussant: Matthew Charles, English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster