I gave a talk earlier today to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “Why the British constitution is weird (and interesting)”. The slides that accompanied the talk can be found here. I am posting these mainly for the benefit of those who attended the talk (as they probably do not make much sense on their own). The talk drew upon the first chapter of the Public Law textbook of which I am a co-author; the first chapter can be read online here. Some of the issues touched upon in the slides are covered in these videos that I recorded on the Belmarsh Prison case and the British constitution.
Aimed at students taking a range of public law modules, Public Law combines comprehensive coverage of the subject with depth of analysis. Written in an accessible style, it is the UK’s best-selling textbook in the field. The fourth edition of the book, written by Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020.
Public Law for Everyone is written by Mark Elliott. Mark is Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He also served, from 2015 to 2019, as Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. Mark can be found on Twitter as @ProfMarkElliott. Many of his research papers can be downloaded via his SSRN author page. Views set out on this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.
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