Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include:

  1. Roundtable discussion of the constitutional significance of Evans v Attorney General, York Law School, 11 June 2015
  2. ‘Small States in a Legal World’, The inaugural conference of the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London, 7 September 2015


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Roundtable discussion of the constitutional significance of 

Evans v Attorney General

On Thursday 11 June, York Law School will host a roundtable discussion of the constitutional significance of Evans v Attorney General (The Prince Charles letters case).

1.00-3.00pm in Room LMB/131 & 132,  followed by coffee and cake.


Mike Gordon (Liverpool)

Roger Masterman (Durham)

Adam Tucker (York)

Se-shauna Wheatle (Durham)

Alison Young (Oxford)

All welcome. Attendance is free.

For further information contact adam.tucker@york.ac.uk
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Small States in a Legal World

The inaugural conference of the Centre for Small States

Queen Mary University of London

The aim of the conference is to launch the Centre for Small States as the home for research and learning into the legal issues facing small states (defined as those states with a population of 1.5m or less). The Centre for Small States also includes within its remit some territories that are not classified as states as a matter of international law, yet are sufficiently geographically and culturally distinct entities to be worthy of study in their own right such as the British Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories).

For further information on the Centre for Small States, see here.

Date: 7 September 2015

Venue: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Queen Mary University of London, WC2A 3JB

Registration fee: £50(reduced rate for students and half-day registrations)

Keynote Panel

Professor Lino Briguglio, Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta

Professor Baldur Thorhallsson, Centre for Small State Studies, University of Iceland

Her Honour Justice Mathilda Twomey, Court of Appeal, Seychelles

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Ann Mumford, King’s College London

Professor Catherine Rogers, Penn State University

Topics for discussion include ethics in small jurisdictions, the challenges of mixed legal systems in small states, small states as tax havens, and intellectual property issues.

We have a small number of spaces for additional speakers. We welcome contributions on any aspect of the legal situation of small states, be it public or private law. Please send your abstract of 300-400 words to Dr Caroline Morris (c.morris@qmul.ac.uk) and Dr Petra Butler (petra.butler@qmul.ac.uk) by 15 June 2015.  Decisions regarding inclusion in the conference programme will be sent by 30 June 2015.