Law and Politics Seminar Programme

Law and Politics Seminar Programme

Seminars on topics raising issues of political and legal importance.

 

Podcasts

Recordings of the first two seminars are available online as podcasts. 

 

'Conscience and The Rule of Law: Is Breaking The Law Ever Justified?'

Panel discussion examining the question of whether it is ever justified to break the law.

Chair: Sir Nicholas Stadlen (Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow 2015/2016, Academic Visitor 2016/2017, former English High Court Judge). Speakers: Lord Joel Joffe (Nelson Mandela's Attorney at the Rivonia Trial, sponsor of the first Assisted Dying Bill, former chairman of Oxfam); Sir Sydney Kentridge QC (Defended Nelson Mandela's QC, Bram Fischer, at his trial for sabotage and at the proceedings to remove him from the Roll of Advocates for dishonourable conduct and jumping bail and represented the family of Steve Biko at his inquest); Kate O'Regan (Inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa ).

 

'Brexit and the Role of Parliament'

Panel discussion looking at Brexit and the role the British Parliament has.

Chair: Sir Nicholas Stadlen (Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow 2015/2016, Academic Visitor 2016/2017, former English High Court Judge); Speakers: Lord Falconer (former Labour Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and former member of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet), Paul Craig (Professor of Public Law at Oxford University) and Martin Howe QC (Chairman of Lawyers for Britain)