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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 2023 Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture will be delivered by Lord Sales who will speak on the title discussed the topic of 'Constitutional values in the common law of obligations'   on 10 March 2023.

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Centre for European Legal Studies

Mackenzie Stuart Lecture

The 2021-22 Mackenzie Stuart Lecture was delivered on 3 March 2022 by Professor Stephen Wetherill, speaking on the topic 'Saving Football from Itself: Why and How to Re-make EU Sports Law'.  The next lecture will be on the topic 'Why the European Convention on Human Rights still matters' by President Síofra O'Leary, ECHR on 30 November 2023.

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Centre for Public Law

David Williams Lecture

The 2022 Sir David Williams lecture was held on 6 May 2022 and delivered by Professor David Feldman, and was entitled 'White water rafting: The UK's constitutions at a time of stress'.  The next event is anticipated for May 2023.

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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 2023 Annual International Intellectual Property Lecture will held on 14 March 2023. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Jeanne Fromer (Vice Dean and Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Intellectual Property Law, New York University School of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy) on the topic 'First in Intellectual Property Law'.

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Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

The 2023 Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures will be delivered by Dr B S Chimni (Jindal Global University) on the subject 'Capitalism and the Doctrines of International Law' on 14-15 March 2023.

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Eli Lauterpacht Lectures

The 2023 Eli Lauterpacht Lectures will be delivered by Nazhat Khan, Deputy Prosecutor (International Criminal Court) on 6 October 2023.

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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 16 March 2023 and delivered by Professor Emily Jackson (London School of Economics).  The 2022 lecture was entitled 'Re-engineering the Regulation of Regenerative Medicine?' by Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers of McGill University.

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