School of Law

Court Watching – Will we see Justice?

30 January 2017 | 17:30 | Lecture
Liberty Building, University of Leeds

This is a free event however registration is required in advance. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies.  The Frank Dawtry Memorial Lecture marks the first in a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary.  The Centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.

Vera Baird is a criminal law QC, was a Member of Parliament and Minister in the Labour government and was in 2007 appointed Solicitor General - the House of Common's most senior law officer. As Solicitor General, she was particularly involved in criminal justice policy and legislation, especially on gender and equality policies.

A leading Police & Crime Commissioner nationally, Vera Baird has exceeded the local priorities she set out in her Police & Crime Plan. She was re-elected in May 2016 with a majority of more than 120,000 and is currently Chair of the National Association of Police & Crime Commissioners.

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies.  The Frank Dawtry Memorial Lecture marks the first in a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary.  The Centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.

Location Details

Moot Court Room
School of Law
Liberty Building
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

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