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Law on Trial is a week-long programme of lectures, panel discussions and workshops delivered by the School of Law, that brings together academic staff - recognised internationally as authorities in their field - to discuss a different legal theme each year.

Monday 15 June 6.00PM

The Islamophobic university

This panel will explore the way in which free speech is being increasingly instrumentalised for Islamophobic ends, a case in point being the #JesuisCharlie response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo... Read more

Organisers: Dr Nadine El-Enany (@NadineElEnany) and Dr Sarah Keenan (@sarahjkeenan)

Malet Street Building, room MAL B34.


Tuesday 16 June 6.00PM

Barring Access: Criminal Convictions, Risk Management and Higher Education

Are universities becoming overly concerned with ‘risk management’ and ‘securitisation’ policies – and at what social, political and ethical cost?... Read more

Organiser: Dr Sarah Lamble. Speakers include: Christopher Stacey (UNLOCK & the “Ban the box” campaign) & Sarah Lamble.

Malet Street Building, room MAL B34.


Wednesday 17 June 5.00PM

Inaugural Lecture: "Lives That Slide Out of View": Jurisprudence and Poverty

Although we are all equal in the eyes of the law, modern jurisprudence has been profoundly myopic towards the brute realities of poverty and material inequality... Read more

Professor Adam Gearey's Inaugural Lecture. Professor Louis E. Wolcher Charles I. Stone Professor of Law, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Washington will be commenting and offering the vote of thanks.

Malet Street Building, room MAL B34.


Thursday 18 June 6.00PM

Scholars, Intellectuals and Research Evaluation Exercises

This panel session will debate the effect that research evaluation exercises and consequent research rankings have on the university as a public institution and on the shape and significance of academic research... Read more

Organiser: Professor Fiona Macmillan.

Malet Street Building, room MAL B34.


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 brings this concern to bear on the role of the legal academy… Read more

Organiser: Professor Peter Fitzpatrick

Malet Street Building, Council Room.