Public Law Conference 2016: Full line-up of speakers

My colleagues John Bell, Jason Varuhas, Shona Wilson Stark and I are co-convening the second Public Law Conference, which will be held in Cambridge later this year. The Public Law series aims to be a pre-eminent forum for the discussion of Public Law matters in the common law world. The theme for the second Public Law … Continue reading Public Law Conference 2016: Full line-up of speakers

Public Law Conference 2016: Call for Abstracts

The second Cambridge Public Law Conference—which I am convening with John Bell, Jason Varuhas and Shona Wilson Stark—is to be held in September 2016. The theme of the conference is to be: The Unity of Public Law? We are delighted to have assembled an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, including: Prof TRS Allan (Cambridge) Prof Johannes Chan … Continue reading Public Law Conference 2016: Call for Abstracts

For those interested in studying Law at Cambridge: This week’s open days

It's open day week in Cambridge. If you are thinking about applying to study Law here, there are a number of opportunities to find out more, including at the Faculty of Law's open day on Wednesday 1 July and the University-wide open days on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July. In addition, many Colleges are … Continue reading For those interested in studying Law at Cambridge: This week’s open days

Revising for your 2015 Public Law exam? Here are some of this year’s key developments and blog highlights

For some readers (perhaps soon to be ex-readers) of this blog, their Public Law exam will be looming. As the end of the academic year approaches, I have been reflecting on some of the key developments in Public Law that have taken place during the last 12 months. The following is not intended in any … Continue reading Revising for your 2015 Public Law exam? Here are some of this year’s key developments and blog highlights

#PublicLawExam 2015 — For those with upcoming exams in Public Law

Over the next month, with those who have upcoming exams in Public Law in mind, I will be tweeting advice, key developments and links to recent cases, articles and blog posts. I will also (probably every few days) add those tweets and associated links to this page. I'll be using the hashtag #PublicLawExam. You can find me on … Continue reading #PublicLawExam 2015 — For those with upcoming exams in Public Law

An Introduction to Public Law by way of the Anisminic Case

I gave a lecture at the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference earlier today on Public Law. I used the Anisminic case to explore the nature of the UK's constitutional arrangements — in particular, what makes them distinctive — and the uncertainty inherent in the relationship between key constitutional principles such as the sovereignty of Parliament, … Continue reading An Introduction to Public Law by way of the Anisminic Case

Cambridge Public Law Conference 2014

It has been my great pleasure this week — along with three of my colleagues in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge — to co-convene a major international conference on public law. The following account of the conference — and of our plans for future conferences in the series — is based on the news … Continue reading Cambridge Public Law Conference 2014

Cambridge Public Law Conference: Detailed programme published

The full programme for the 2014 Cambridge Public Law Conference has now been published. It provides details of all plenary sessions and parallel panel sessions, and will enable those attending the conference to plan their time ahead of arrival in Cambridge. The programme can be accessed via the conference website or viewed below. Registered participants will shortly be … Continue reading Cambridge Public Law Conference: Detailed programme published

Should academic lawyers blog?

As an academic lawyer who writes his own blog, as well as contributing occasionally to others, my answer to the question “Should academic lawyers blog?” is, perhaps unsurprisingly, “Yes”. However, I have been prompted — by agreeing to talk about blogging at a conference on the teaching of public law held at City Law School — to reflect more carefully on whether, and if so why, writing and contributing to blogs is something that academic lawyers should do.

Revising for your 2014 Public Law exam? Here are some of this year’s key developments and blog highlights

If you are studying Public Law (or Constitutional Law) this year, you will know that it is a fast-moving field. And if you are currently revising for an exam in this area, you will no doubt want to put yourself in a position to show that you appreciate the dynamism of the subject. Kept within … Continue reading Revising for your 2014 Public Law exam? Here are some of this year’s key developments and blog highlights