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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.

Public Lectures

Cambridge Private Law Centre

Allen & Overy Lecture

The sixth Cambridge Allen & Overy Lecture was delivered by Professor Simon Deakin, on the topic of 'The evolution of vicarious liability' on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

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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 take place on 31 January 2020.

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Centre for Public Law

David Williams Lecture

The 2018 Sir David Williams lecture was held on Friday 19 October 2018 by The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin who was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada 2000-2017, and was entitled 'Where Are We Going? Reflections on the Rule of Law in a Dangerous World'.  The next lecture will be held on 18 October 2019 and will be given by Lady Brenda Hale.

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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 2019 Annual International Intellectual Property Lecture will held on Friday 12 March 2019. The lecture will be delivered by Ansgar Ohly, Professor at LMU in Munich.

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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 will be delivered by Joseph Weiler on the subject 'Taking Teaching Seriously: How to Teach Treaty Interpretation' on 11 October.

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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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