Monday, 19 March 2018, 6 – 7 pm
[note new date]

Professor Thomas Poole,
London School of Economics

Title of lecture to be confirmed

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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