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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

On Monday 15 September, public lawyers from across the common-law world will arrive in the Faculty of Law for for the inaugural Cambridge Public Law Conference. Organised by the Faculty’s Centre for Public Law and co-convened by Prof John Bell, Dr Mark Elliott, Dr Jason Varuhas and Dr Philip Murray, it will be the first of what will become a biennial series of conferences that is intended to become a pre-eminent forum for the discussion of Public Law matters in the common law world.

The theme for the first Public Law Conference, which is generously sponsored by Hart Publishing, is "Process and Substance in Public Law". Around 200 delegates — including leading academics, judges, practitioners and doctoral candidates — will attend the conference, where approximately 50 papers will be delivered. Keynote speakers include Prof Mark Aronson (UNSW), Prof Peter Cane (ANU), Prof David Dyzenhaus (Toronto), Prof David Feldman (Cambridge), Prof Carol Harlow (LSE), Prof Cora Hoexter (Witwatersrand), Lord Justice Laws (England & Wales Court of Appeal), Prof Janet McLean (Auckland), Prof Jerry Mashaw (Yale), Lord Norton of Louth (Hull), Prof Tony Prosser (Bristol), Prof Richard Rawlings (UCL), Prof Cheryl Saunders (Melbourne), Prof Maurice Sunkin (Essex) and Prof Mark Walters (Queen's Ontario).

The conference convenors will be live-tweeting via the conference’s Twitter feed (@PublicLawConf) and using the hashtag #publiclaw2014. For further information, please consult the conference website. The conference runs until Wednesday 17 September.