Transnational Speaker Series
About our Transnational Speaker Series
The Transnational Speaker Series at The Dickson Poon School of Law sees the School host leading thinkers and practitioners from across the world to discuss law under globalisation.
Professor Michel Rosenfeld, Bill Neukom and Dean Caron in conversation as part of our Transnational Law Speaker Series.
Our guests this year have included thinkers such as Professors Sally Engle Merry, Greg Shaffer, and Peer Zumbansen, Judge Joan E. Donoghue of the International Court of Justice, and William Neukom, President and CEO of the World Justice Project.
The conversations cover a wide range of topics in law, legal practice, and legal education. In conversation with the Dean, Professor David Caron, and other colleagues, our guests have offered their ideas on the rule of law, the role of states, and the duties of lawyers today.
In the words of one guest, drawing on the great jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, the series asks how we connect our subject "with the universe and catch an echo of the infinite, a glimpse of its unfathomable process, a hint of the universal law". The conversation continues.
Professor Janet Halley at The Dickson Poon School of Law in May 2014.
Our guests and seminars
A Conversation with Professor Janet Halley
Guest: Professor Janet Halley, Harvard Law School
Read more about Professor Halley's visit.
Firming up Soft Law: The Impact of Global Indicators on Transnational Human Rights Legal Orders
Guest: Professor Sally Engle Merry
Read more about this seminar on Firming up Soft Law.
Rule of Law, Rights & Justice in a Transnational World
Guests: Mr William Neukom, President of the World Justice Project & former President of the American Bar Association, and Professor Michel Rosenfeld, Cardozo Law School.
Read more about this seminar on Rule of Law, Rights & Justice in a Transnatlonal World.
A Conversation with Professor Peer Zumbansen
Guest: Professor Peer Zumbansen, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Economic Governance and Legal Theory at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto.
Read more about Professor Zumbansen's visit.
A Conversation with Judge Joan E Donoghue
Guest: Judge Joan E Donoghue
Read more about Judge Donoghue's visit.
A Conversation with Professor Greg Schaffer
Guest:Professor Shaffer is Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.
See forthcoming events in The Dickson Poon School of Law in the School's News and Events Centre.