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Events in 2017

CPL Seminar: 'The "Brexit" decision, Miller v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union'

On 22 May Professor Mark Elliott of the University of Cambridge gave a seminar entitled "The "Brexit" decision, Miller v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union" hosted by the Centre for Public Law (CPL).

CPL Lecture: 'Brexit and the Constitution' - Sir John Laws

The A. L. Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science, the Rt Hon. Sir John Laws gave a talk entitled "Brexit and the Constitution" on 2 May 2017 as a guest of the Centre for Public Law (CPL).

Sir John spoke on a wide range of issues arising from the process of leaving the EU, including the use of the referendum and the Miller litigation in the Supreme Court.

A transcript of the lecture is available to download:

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Lower bandwidth versions of this audio file and downloadable links are also available at the University Streaming Media Service.

LML/CPL Lecture: 'To Die or not to Die: Assisted Dying in England and Wales - The current legal, moral and societal issues'

The Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML) and the Centre for Public Law (CPL) hosted Saimo Chahal to deliver a lecture on 7 March 2017.

Saimo Chahal is a leading figure in public law, human rights and international law. She has acted as the solicitor in the leading assisted suicide cases of R (Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb) v The Ministry of Justice & the DPP & The Attorney General UKSC [2013] and R (Debbie Purdy) v The Director of Public Prosecutions (2009). Further legal challenges to the law prohibiting assisted suicide are imminent and will be heard in the courts during 2017.

The Honourable Mr Justice SinghThe seventeenth Sir David Williams Lecture: 'Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law' The Honourable Mr Justice Singh

On Friday 24 February 2017, The Honourable Mr Justice Singh delivered the 2017 Sir David Williams Lecture entitled "Divided by a common language: British and American perspectives on Constitutional Law", at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

Separate pages containing photographs, video, and audio recordings of the lecture are available on the David Williams Lecture pages.