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The Faculty hosts a number of events, major public lectures and conferences over the course of the academic year which alumni and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Further details will be added to the page below as they become available.

Alumni Events

The University of Cambridge holds a number of alumni events throughout the year in various locations around the globe, and an annual Alumni Festival in Cambridge in September. For more information and a full listing of events, please see the Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations website.

As part of the Alumni Festival 2019 the Faculty of Law launched Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) marking the centenary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, when women were finally allowed to practise law.

All Cambridge graduates are welcome to participate.  For more information about CWIL you can sign up to the CWIL mailing list to receive information about future news and events, or get in touch with the Faculty Development Officer, Clare Gordon at

Public Lectures

Cambridge Private Law Centre

Freshfields Lecture

The 2019 Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture was delivered by Lady Brenda Hale who discussed the topic of 'Principle and Pragmatism in Developing Private Law'.  It is planned that the next lecture will take place in October 2020.

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Centre for European Legal Studies

Mackenzie Stuart Lecture

The 2018-19 Mackenzie Stuart Lecture was delivered on 4 February 2019 by EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, speaking on the topic 'Making Markets Work: New Challenges for EU Competition Law'.  The next lecture will be on the topic 'Membership of the EU: Formal and Substantive Dimensions' by Professor Paul Craig (Oxford University) on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

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Centre for Public Law

David Williams Lecture

The 2019 Sir David Williams lecture was held on 18 October 2019 by Lady Brenda Hale, and was entitled 'Principle and Pragmatism in Public Law'.  The next event is anticipated for October 2020.

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Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

The CIPIL Annual International Intellectual Property Lecture

Established in 2006 from the Herchel Smith bequest to Emmanuel College and held at the college itself, this lecture series invites one eminent scholar of international intellectual property law to Cambridge each year. Attendance is by invitation only and always draws a large audience of scholars, practitioners and judges from a variety of locations across the UK.

The 2020 Annual International Intellectual Property Lecture will held on Friday 10 March 2020. The lecture will be delivered by Arti Raj on the topic 'Patents and Trade Secrecy in AI: The Case of Health'.

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Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

The 2019 Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures were delivered by Tom Ginsburg on the subject 'Democracies and International Law: The Trials of Liberalism'.

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Eli Lauterpacht Lectures

The 2019 Eli Lauterpacht Lectures were be delivered by Joseph Weiler on the subject 'Taking Teaching Seriously: How to Teach Treaty Interpretation'.  The 2020 lecture series delivered by Professor Mikael Rask Madsen will be on 3-6 March 2020.

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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Ver Heyden de Lancey Medical Law Lecture

The next Ver Heyden de Lancey Medical Law lecture will be held at the Faculty on 19 March 2020.  The 2019 lecture was entitled 'Should parents have the final say on the medical treatment of their child' by Dr Imogen Goold, of the University of Oxford.

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