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School of Law

Events Archive - 2010

  • CCJS/Frank Dawtry Memorial Lecture 2010

    8 December 2010, 5.30pm - 7.00pm (followed drinks reception) | Seminar | Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Previous speakers include: Professor Terrance Morris (1973); Lady Barbara Wootton (1975); Professor Laurie Taylor (1981); the Right Honourable Jack Straw (1998); Professor Richard Ericson (1999); Professor Rod Morgan (2007) and Dame Anne Owers (2008).

  • Dealing with Bank Failure:UK Law

    29 November 2010, 5:30pm (for 6:00 pm) to 7:00pm. | Seminar | Maurice Keyworth SR 1.33, Leeds University Business School | Centre for Business Law and Practice
    Professor Andy Campbell holds a chair in International Banking and Finance law at the School of Law University of Leeds. He will speak on the aftermath of the recent banking failures and how well UK law has responded to the problem.

  • Going, going, gone: principle, procedure and proportionality in the 'recovery' of the proceeds of crime

    25 November 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Stuart Lister, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds

  • Chasing Assets: Piercing the Corporate Veil

    15 November 2010, 5:30pm (for 6:00pm) to 7:00pm | Seminar | Leeds University Business School, Maurice Keyworth SR G.31 | Centre for Business Law and Practice
    Mr Tim Prudhoe is a practising barrister and partner specialising in commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration. He will be speaking on piercing the corporate and trust veil, in relation to the US, UK and offshore jurisdictions.

  • Political Constitutionalism and the Human Rights Act

    10 November 2010, 5.00pm to 7.00pm | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds
    Speaker: Professor Richard Bellamy (UCL, Political Science) It is sometimes argued that the Human Rights Act (HRA) marks the demise of Britain’s `Political Constitution’. This article argues otherwise. A prime aspect of the political constitutionalist position is that legislatures are better than courts at resolving disagreements about rights and weighing up the considerations needed to deploy and secure them in ways that benefit the public good.

  • Representing the interests of the applicants: lawyers and the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC)

    26 October 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Speaker: Professor Jacqueline Hodgson, University of Warwick. Her current work includes a study of the role of Criminal Cases Review Commission; research into the investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences in Britain and in France; the changing concept of prosecutorial independence in Britain and in France; the protection of suspects' rights within EU criminal justice.

  • Police in the Network Society: The Rotterdam Harbor

    5 October 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Professor Bob Hoogenboom, Nyenrode Business University and Free University of Amsterdam

  • Achieving Equality - Equality Bodies

    21 September 2010, 9.00am to 5.30pm | Conference | Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, Leeds | Centre for European Law and Legal Studies
    Independent bodies set up to promote, monitor and enforce equality law, have proliferated in recent years, following expansion of EU and international law obligations. How those bodies should be best structured is open to debate, though, especially in times of a global downturn. This conference aims to provide a space for reflection and their role by bringing together to bring together experts and researchers in the field.

  • Directors Duties and Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

    20 September 2010, 8.45am - 5.30pm | Conference | University House, University of Leeds | Centre for Business Law and Practice
    Are directors’ duties, and shareholder litigation as a means of enforcing those duties, fit for purpose given that one of the causes of the financial crisis was failure at board level in the major financial institutions?

  • The Role of the Special Rapporteurs of the Human Rights Council in the Development and Promotion of International Human Rights Norms

    24 June 2010 — 25 June 2010, 9.30am | Workshop | Great Woodhouse Room, University House
    This project builds on the work and reputation of the School in the area of international human rights law. The research workshop brings together existing and previous Special Rapporteurs, civil society actors and academics working in this area to examine the role (or roles) of the Special Rapporteur, with a view to producing academic publications and establishing a guide or set of principles of ‘best practice’ and/or proposals for reform at a time when the institutional framework of human rights protection at the level of the United Nations is again under scrutiny.

  • The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better For Everyone

    17 June 2010, 5.30pm | Conference | Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York and a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist. She studied physical anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at Berkeley before spending four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. Kate co-wrote 'The Spirit Level' with Richard Wilkinson and is a co-founder of The Equality Trust.

  • Victims' Access, Representation and Reparations in International Criminal Justice: A Critical Review of Recent Progress and Achievements

    25 May 2010, 1.45pm | Seminar | University House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    A WUN/ICCJnet Visiting Fellow Public Lecture 2010 hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies delivered by Dr Illaria Bottigliero, Senior Researcher at the International Development Law Organization, Rome and Visiting Fellow of the WUN ICCJnetwork.

  • The Return of the Contract in European Constitutionalism: Professor Günter Frankenberg

    11 May 2010, 10.00am - 12.00pm (followed by buffet lunch) | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds | Centre for European Law and Legal Studies
    Speaker: Professor Günter Frankenberg, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main Chair: Dr Jen Hendry, University of Leeds This seminar will trace the rise, fall and renaissance of the constitutional contractual archetype within the European constitutional scenario, starting at the end of the 18th and finishing in the 21st Century.

  • Beyond the Human Rights Act

    28 April 2010, 2.00pm | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds
    Part of the Seminar Series 'Deliberating About Human Rights'. Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • 10 Years EU Non-Discrimination Law - Back To The Future?

    20 April 2010, 3.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for European Law and Legal Studies
    In November 1999, the EU Commission initiated the creation of a new body of legislation against discrimination with its Communication establishing a Community Action Programme to combat discrimination, starting an unusually successful new field of law and policy. 10 years on it is time to reflect on these endeavours, their actual effect on social reality, the relation of the “non-discrimination framework” to the “gender equality framework” and the future directions this shall take.

  • Theorising and Researching Police Legitimacy

    16 March 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Legitimacy is something of a contemporary shibboleth in police studies. Yet it remains under-theorised. This presentation provides some preliminary thoughts on the subject.

  • CfIG Annual Lecture

    10 March 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds
    Professor Neil Walker is Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh. The Annual Lecture will be followed by a reception.

  • A Practitioner's View of Financial Services Law and Market Changes in 2010.

    8 March 2010, 5.30pm (for 6.00pm) to 7.00pm | Seminar | Leeds University Business School | Centre for Business Law and Practice
    This is part of the Public Lecture Series organised by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, in the School of Law, University of Leeds. These events attract taught and research postgraduates, undergraduates, staff and local practitioners. The paper examines the future of financial law from a practitioner’s perspective.

  • Developing a Culture of Rights in Civil Society

    3 March 2010, 2.00pm | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds
    Part of the Seminar Series ‘Deliberating About Human Rights’. Brice Dickson is a Professor of International and Comparative Law at the School of Law at Queen’s University in Belfast.

  • Youths' Experiences of Discrimination, Social Marginalization and Violence

    1 March 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    This seminar presents some of the findings of a research study conducted during 2008/09 in France, Spain and the UK and will focus on differences and similarities in the experiences and attitudes of Muslim youths compared to non-Muslim youths.

  • Gender Employment Equality in Japan - EU Law as a Model?

    24 February 2010, 2.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for European Law and Legal Studies
    Yoko Kuroiwa's, a PhD candidate and attorney at law, Waseda University in Tokyo, presentation will give valuable insights into sex equality in employment in Japan. She will also discuss in how far gender inequality develops into a common problem under the global economy, aiming to discuss the potential of EU non-discrimination law to serve as a model.

  • Understanding the Financial Crisis: Pay, Risk and Responsibility in the 21st Century

    15 February 2010, 5.30pm (for 6.00pm) to 7.00pm | Seminar | Leeds University Business School | Centre for Business Law and Practice
    This is part of the Public Lecture Series organised by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, in the School of Law, University of Leeds. These events attract taught and research postgraduates, undergraduates, staff and local practitioners. The paper examines a number of inter-related aspects of the financial crisis that unfolded in Autumn 2008, using pay as a focal point.

  • How Tony Blair Fed The Feral Beast of The Media And Savaged The Criminal Justice System

    9 February 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    Jon Silverman is an award-winning broadcaster/author with over thirty years of experience working with the print and broadcast media.

  • Bills of Rights-Talk

    3 February 2010, 2.00pm | Seminar | School of Law, University of Leeds
    Part of the Centre for International Governance Seminar Series 'Deliberating About Human Rights’. Grégoire Webber is a Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • The Criminal Assets Bureau

    2 February 2010, 5.00pm | Seminar | Beech Grove House, University of Leeds | Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
    This presentation will consider the coming together of officials from distinct State agencies, the rationale behind such a move, and its implications (namely, the concentration of the extensive powers of the various agencies in what is one of the most powerful agencies in the State).

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