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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 later in 2018.

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Freshfields Lecture

The fifth Cambridge Freshfields lecture will be delivered by Professor Stephen Smith of the University of McGill on 8 May 2018. The previous lecture was delivered on 28 February 2017 by Anthony Parry (a Cambridge graduate, former Treasury Legal Adviser and now a consultant at Freshfields dealing with Brexit issues) who discussed the topic of 'Under threat? Safeguarding the future of English law and the English Courts after Brexit'.

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Centre for European Legal Studies

Mackenzie Stuart Lecture

The 2017-18 Mackenzie Stuart Lecture will be delivered on 1 March 2018 by The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP. The 2016-17 Lecture was delivered on 16 March 2017 by Mr Pascal Lamy (President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute), speaking on the topic 'Is Globalisation Faltering?'.

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Centre for Public Law

David Williams Lecture

The 2018 Sir David Williams lecture will be held on Friday 24 February 2018.  The lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin who was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada 2000-2017, and will be entitled 'Where Are We Going? Reflections on the Rule of Law in a Dangerous World'.

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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 2017 Annual International Intellectual Property Lecture was held on Friday 14 March 2017. The lecture was delivered by Professor Niva Elkin-Koren, of Haifa Center for Law and Technology, and was entitled 'Fair Use by Design'.  The next annual lecture will be announced shortly.

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Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures

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

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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 announced shortly.

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