5 March 2018, 6pm
Joint event with the Study of Parliament Group

Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel
“Drafting Guidance: why bother?”

2018 Lecture Programme:

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6 – 7 pm
Professor Thomas Poole, 
London School of Economics
‘The Case for the Federative: A Foreign Relations Power for the Age of Statutes’

Monday, 25 June 2018, 6 – 7 pm
Professor David Ormerod QC
Law Commissioner
The New Sentencing Code

Monday, 15 October 2018, 6 – 7 pm
Professor Alison L. Young
Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge
[lecture title to be confirmed]

Monday, 19 November 2018, 6 – 7 pm
The 2018 Annual Lord Renton Lecture
will be given by Lady Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court
Save the date!



Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

“Statutory Interpretation: the Myth of Parliamentary Intent”
The text of the 2017 Renton Lecture
given by Sir John Laws on Monday,
13 November 2017 has
been posted in the Library. Click here to read.

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