Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include:

  1. ‘The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment’, UCL Laws and Public Law, 22 February 2017
  2. Half-day seminar on the Miller judgment, the ‘constitutional case of the century’, Durham University, 16 February 2017



The Faculty of Law, University College London and the journal Public Law invite you to a seminar on:

The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment

Date and Time: Wednesday 22 February 2017, 18:00-19:30 (followed by reception)

Location: UCL JZ Young Lecture Theatre (Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT)


Professor Paul Craig (Professor of English Law, St John’s College, Oxford)

Helen Mountfield QC (Matrix Chambers)

Christopher McCrudden (Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen’s University Belfast)

Professor Alison Young (Professor of Public Law, Hertford College, Oxford)

The panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and the implications that it could have for the future of the UK Constitution. The event is hosted by the law journal Public Law and the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and is generously supported by Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters and UCL Laws.

If you would like to attend, please confirm your registration HERE.



Half-day seminar on the Miller judgment, the ‘constitutional case of the century’

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 13:00 – 18:00

Durham Law School

You are invited to attend a half-day seminar organised by the Human Rights Centre at Durham Law School, which will consider the Miller judgment handed down by the Supreme Court last month. Described by many as ‘the constitutional case of the century’, the decision has great significance in terms of our understanding of the nature and role of EU law in the UK Constitution, the relationship between statute and prerogative, and the role of the law and conventions governing the relationship between the UK Government and Parliament and the devolved institutions.

The seminar will start with a sandwich lunch in the common room from 1pm.

The first session will take place from 2-3.30pm in the Hogan Lovells Lecture theatre and will feature three 15 minute presentations from the speakers below on the main issue in Miller – the relationship between the European Communities Act, giving effect to EU law in the UK, and the prerogative of foreign affairs, which the Government claimed could be used as the source of legal authority for the giving of notice of intention to withdraw from the EU under Article 50. Gavin Phillipson will act as Chair and discusscant and there will be 30-40 minutes of questions and discussion. The speakers are:

Alison Young (Oxford)

Mikolaj Barczentewicz (Oxford)

Robert Craig (LSE).

Following a coffee break from 3.30pm-4pm, the second session will take place at 4-5.30pm in either the Hogan Lovells lecture theatre or the Law School Boardroom, depending on numbers, and will consider the broader significance of the judgment – the devolution aspects, the role of EU law in member states, looked at from a comparative and EU law aspect, and what it tells about the role of courts in the contemporary constitution. This session will be chaired by Roger Masterman. The speakers are:

Colin Murray (who will speak particularly to the issue of Northern Irish devolution)

Jo Murkens (LSE)

Robert Schuetze (who will provide an EU-lawyer’s and comparativists’s perspective).

At 5.30pm, Roger Masterman will offer some short concluding comments on the key discussions and issues arising from the day. There will then be a drinks reception in the Law School Common Room.

Please register HERE.