Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements include:

  1. The Hamlyn Lectures 2015 to be delivered by Professor Michael Freeman (UCL), November 2015
  2. Call for Papers: Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law, 18 February 2016


Hamlyn Lectures 2015 logoThe overarching theme of this year’s Hamlyn lectures is the slow progress of children to citizenship. They will be delivered by Michael Freeman, Emeritus Professor of English Law at UCL; a Fellow of the British Academy; Of Gray’s Inn, Barrister; a Fellow of UCL; and Editor of the International Journal of Children’s Rights. He is also the author of  numerous  books  including The Rights and Wrongs of Children (1983), The Moral Status of Children (1997), The Best Interests of the Child (2007), and Children, Their Families and the Law (1992).

Lecture 1 – Are Children Human?
Wednesday 11 November, 18.00
Venue: University of Leeds, School of Law, Moot Court Room, Liberty Building
Registration here.

Lecture 2 – Even Lawyers were Children once
Wednesday 18th November, 18.00
Venue: University of Nottingham, Law & Social Sciences Building, B63
Registration here.

Lecture 3 – A “Magna Carta” for Children?
Wednesday 25th November, 18.00
Venue: University College London, Cruciform Lecture Theatre
Registration here.

For more information, please see the poster for the lectures here: Forthcoming Hamlyn Lectures 2015 (pdf).


Harvard_Law_School_shield.svgHarvard Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

We invite scholarly submissions on any theme relevant to this topic, including pieces addressing constitutional theory, institutional design, and case studies grounded in the constitutional experiences of particular jurisdictions or regions.  We are also interested in topics that involve issues of religious law, such as the relevance of the halal and kosher debates to constitutional developments regarding animals (e.g. in Europe), and the religious dimensions of the constitutional protections for animals (e.g. in India).

Applicants should submit an abstract (between 500 and 1,000 words) to cgreen@law.harvard.edu, along with a C.V., by October 15, 2015.  All submissions must be in English.  Decisions on workshop participation will be communicated to applicants by October 29, 2015.

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of their paper (approximately 10,000 words) by December 15, 2015, and to participate in person at our workshop, to be held at Harvard Law School, on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Harvard Law School will cover the travel costs and local accommodations of participants.  The workshop is sponsored by the Animal Law & Policy Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program.