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Faculty of Law iTunesUThe Faculty of Law has a thriving calendar of lectures and seminars spanning the entire gamut of legal, political and philosophical topics. Regular programmes are run by many of the Faculty's Research Centres, and a number of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their fields often speak at the Faculty on other occasions as well.

Many such events are recorded in either audio or video, and subject to speaker consent. The introductions and Q&A sections are not usually included to encourage frank and open discussion. 

Events which are recorded are categorised into collections, relating either to the Research Centre, the subject matter, or the specific lecture programme. The collections available currently are as follows:





Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

A general collection of public lectures either given at, or by members of, the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.  This collection is a superset of other collections, including major public series such as the Sir David Williams Lecture and the Mackenzie Stuart Lecture, but also smaller series such as the Baron Ver Heyden de Lancey Lecture, and individual one-off lectures.


Law in Focus

Law in Focus is a collection of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. These issues are examples of the many which challenge researchers and students studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the Faculty.


youtube_logo.jpg  Law in Focus on SoundCloud 

Cambridge Law Eminent Scholars Archive

The Eminent Scholars Archive is an expanding archive developed by Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates in which we document the careers and achievements of eminent scholars associated with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. The archive includes biographies, bibliographies, photographs, recorded interviews and many other resources.


Squire Law Library Eminent Scholars Archive  

Law Open Day

The Faculty of Law holds an annual Open Day for undergraduate students, at which members of the Faculty discuss the Faculty, the Cambridge admissions system, and the benefits studying Law at Cambridge, The Open Day gives potential students, and their parents and teachers, a chance to look around the Faculty and the Squire Law Library, meet members of Faculty staff, and ask any questions they might have. For more information, refer to the Tripos Undergraduate admissions site.


Law Open Day and other videos on YouTube

The David Williams Lecture: The Centre for Public Law

The Sir David Williams Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest lecturer in honour of Sir David Williams, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University. The lecture series is hosted by the Centre for Public Law (CPL).


David Williams Lectures on YouTube  

Public Law Conference

Public Law Conference media collections

The Public Law series is the pre-eminent regular forum for the discussion of public law matters in the common law world, originally instituted with the support of the Centre for Public Law (CPL). The conference is hosted at venues around the world every two years.

Public Law Conference 2014: Process and Substance in Public Law


Public Law Conference 2016: The Unity of Public Law?


Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) Seminar Series

The Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, runs a series of lunchtime seminars during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. These seminars provide a platform for the presentation of new ideas by leading scholars from inside and outside the University. The lunchtime seminars address topical issues of European Union Law and Comparative Law, with a view to using collective debate as a forum for developing and disseminating ideas, and producing high quality research publications which contribute to an understanding of major issues in the European Union.


The Mackenzie Stuart Lecture: The Centre for European Legal Studies

The Mackenzie Stuart Lecture is an annual public lecture in honour of Lord Mackenzie-Stuart, the first British Judge to be President of the Court of Justice. The lecture is hosted at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, by the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS). Among the eminent scholars of European legal studies invited to give the lecture are Professor Joseph Weiler, former Judge David Edwards of the European Court of Justice, and Advocate-General Francis Jacobs of the European Court of Justice.


Mackenzie Stuart Lectures on YouTube  


Institute of Criminology

This collection comprises lectures and seminars from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, UK, which has a worldwide reputation for excellence in both research and teaching.

The Institute, founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz 50 years ago, was one of the first criminological institutes in Europe and has exerted a strong influence on the development of the discipline. Many of the academic staff are international leaders in their fields. Staff hail from multidisciplinary international backgrounds and their interests cover a broad range of topics. In recognition of their outstanding research, Cambridge criminologists have been awarded numerous prestigious international awards.


LCIL International Law Seminar Series

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) is the scholarly home of International law at the University of Cambridge. The Centre, founded by Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC in 1983, serves as a forum for the discussion and development of international law and is one of the specialist law centres of the Faculty of Law.

The Centre holds weekly lectures on topical issues of international law by leading practitioners and academics.


LCIL International Law Seminar Series on SoundCloud  

3CL Travers Smith Seminar Series

The Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL) at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, was formally opened by Lord Mustill at the conclusion of its first conference on 'Shareholder's Rights and Remedies' (held on 12 April 1997).

The 3CL has links with similar institutions in universities around the world, and through the Faculty's Herbert Smith Visitor Programme, it is able from time to time to invite leading international corporate and securities lawyers to Cambridge. The 3CL is a member of Cambridge Finance which coordinates the programmes of research and study in all areas of finance across the University of Cambridge.

3CL is grateful to Travers Smith for the generous support of the seminar series.

 3CL on itunes 

3CL on YouTube  

Cambridge Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL)

Resources from the Cambridge Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL), including introductory subject forums, and other lectures and seminars which are held under the auspices of the course from time to time.


Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice Lectures and Seminars

CCCJ Media Collection

The Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice (CCCJ) brings together members of the Faculty, students and visitors researching into all aspects of criminal justice.


CIPIL Intellectual Property Seminar Series

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) was founded in 2004. Through its activities, CIPIL aims to promote the investigation, understanding and critical appraisal of these important fields of law. The CIPIL Intellectual Property Seminar Series brings together specialist speakers to discuss prevailing issues in relation to copyright, patents, trademarks, design rights, and other subjects.

The Centre brings together a group of legal academics already recognised for their historical and inter-disciplinary, as well as doctrinal, research. Drawing on the resources of Cambridge University, CIPIL is ideally positioned to carry out and promote well-informed interdisciplinary work.


CIPIL on YouTube 



Cambridge Private Law Centre Lectures and Seminars

Private Law Centre Lectures

The Cambridge Private Law Centre facilitates research and informed debate across all branches of private law including obligations, property, family and private international law. The Centre supports the wide dissemination of rigorous and useful research, broadly informed by a variety of doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, historical and comparative perspectives.


Private Law Center on YouTube 


Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences Lectures

The Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML), led by Professor Kathleen Liddell (Director) and Dr Jeffrey Skopek (Deputy Director), advances research and teaching on legal and ethical challenges at the forefront of medicine and the life sciences.

This collection contains lectures and other events held by the LML.


LML on YouTube 



Faculty of Law LLM Subject Forum

The LLM Subject Forum is an event held at the beginning of each academic year to help LLM students decide which courses to take. Course convenors for each course discuss for approximately ten minutes the syllabus, goals and objectives of their course. Potential applicants to the LLM viewing these presentations must bear in mind the students who were in the audience were intended as the target audience.


International Surrogacy Forum 2019

On 27-28 June 2019, the Cambridge Family Law Centre together with the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law, held an event which explored a range of issues and challenges surrounding the law and practice of national and international surrogacy from a practical perspective. Practitioners, lawmakers, academics and other participants discussed the legal consequences of the rise in surrogacy arrangements and, in particular, reproductive tourism.




The English Riots in 2011: A Discussion from Different Criminological Perspectives

On Thursday 22nd March 2012, the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge held a special public seminar which comprised a panel discussion based on the central topic of 'The English Riots in 2011: A Discussion from Different Criminological Perspectives'.


Trinity Hall Law Society Speakers

Trinity Hall Law Society (THLS), at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, hosts a range of educational, professional and social events for students interested in the law.


Wolfson Law Society Speakers

Wolfson Law Society (WLS), at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, hosts a range of educational, professional and social events for students interested in the law.


Cambridge University Law Society Speakers

The Cambridge University Law Society (CULS) is one of the oldest and largest student run societies in the University, the country and indeed the world. With a membership base of over a 1000, its aims are manifold and its enterprises diverse. Each year, the Law Society invites eminent speakers to address its members. The events are an exciting chance to hear from leaders in their respective fields about issues crucial to the modern legal world.


Information on upcoming lectures and seminars can be found in the Events Calendar.