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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

Cambridge in London

The Faculty holds regular seminars which provide an opportunity for some of the Faculty's alumni and friends to meet current staff and hear presentations about the Faculty's ongoing work

The most recent Cambridge in London event was held at the offices of Hogan Lovells on 4 July 2016.

Other Regular Events

The University of Cambridge holds a number of alumni events throughout the year in various locations around the globe. For more information and a full listing of our events, please visit

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.  The next lecture is due in 2019.

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Freshfields Lecture

The 2019 Cambridge Freshfields Annual Law Lecture delivered by Lady Brenda Hale and hosted by the Cambridge Private Law Centre will take place on 7 March 2019 at 6pm. The previous lecture was delivered on 8 May 2018 by Professor Stephen Smith (Faculty of Law, McGill University) who discussed the topic of 'Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: Taking Remedies Seriously'.

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Centre for European Legal Studies

Mackenzie Stuart Lecture

The 2017-18 Mackenzie Stuart Lecture was delivered on 1 March 2018 by The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP, speaking on the topic 'What Price Sovereignty? Brexit and Human Rights'.  The next lecture will take place on 4 February 2019, and will be delivered by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

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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 is due in 2019.

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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 2018 Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures were delivered by Professor Sundhya Pahuja of Melbourne Law School in March 2018 on the subject 'The Changing Place of the Corporation in International Law'.  The 2019 series will be announced shortly.

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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 22 March 2019.

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