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British Academy Law Lectures

This lecture series was established at the suggestion of the Academy’s Law Section. The lecture is intended to be on any legal subject other than jurisprudence, where relevant with an eye on practical policy issues. The lecture was first delivered in 2004.


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2018  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: A time to look back, and a time to look forward, by Catherine O’Regan (text | audio)

2016  Penal power: Its forms, functions and foundations, by David Garland (text | audio)

2015  The Four Epochs of Jury Trial in England, by John Langbein (audio)

2012  From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: ‘All the world’s knowledge’ and universal authors’ rights, by Jane C Ginsburg (text | audio)

2011  Thoughtfulness and the Rule of Law, by Jeremy Waldron (text | audio)

2008  Many Legal Orders, One Law, by Francis G Jacobs (text)

2006  Judicial Independence: Who Cares? by Neil MacCormick (text | audio)

2004  Patents and Public Health: Principle, Politics and Paradox, by Edwin Cameron & Jonathan Berger (text)