Annual Lord Upjohn Lectures
Lord Upjohn was the first President of the Association of Law Teachers, serving from 1966 until his death in 1971. The lectures reflect the focus of the ALT in promoting excellence in legal education, bringing together scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and other key stakeholders to debate and reflect on legal education discourse.
Previous Lord Upjohn Lectures
2016: Dame Linda Dobbs DBE - Is the legal landscape changing? Reflections from the UK and South Africa
2015: Rebecca Huxley-Binns - Tripping over thresholds; capturing the legal learning process in outcomes
2014: Profs Julian Webb, Jane Ching, Paul Maharg and Avrom Sherr - An overture for well-tempered regulators: four variations on a LETR theme
2013: The Right Hon. Lady Justice Hallett, Maura McGowen QC, Chris Kenny and Prof Stephen Mayson - Legal Services; the rise of the consumer and the fall of professionalism
2012: The Right Hon. Lord Neuberger - Reforming legal education
2011: Wes Streeting - Widening participation in a changing educational landscape
2010: David Edmonds - Training the lawyers of the future – a regulator's view
2009: Peter Williams - Quality assurance: is the jury still out?
2008: Baroness Ruth Deech - The student contract
2007: Geoffrey Vos QC - An accessible legal profession working in the public interest: Dream or reality?
2006: Mr Justice Roger Toulson - Freedom of expression and privacy
2005: The Right Hon. Justice Lady Arden - Economic torts in the twenty-first century
2004: Prof Linda Mulcahy - Culture of adversariality in the aftermath of Woolf: challenges for legal education
2003: Prof John Gardner - What is tort law for?
2002: Lord Reed - The confidentiality of jury deliberations
2001: Prof Hugh Beale - The Law Commission and judicial law reform
2000: The Right Hon. Lord Woolf - The education, the justice system requires today
1999: Helena Kennedy QC - Justice by astrology and other legal prognostications
1998: Mr Justice Robin Jacob - Towards a European civil procedural code?
1997: Prof Joe Thomson - Legal change and Scots private law
1996: Prof Dawn Oliver - The integration of teaching and research in the law department
1995: The Right Hon. Lord Hoffman - Anthropomorphic justice: The reasonable man and his friends
1994: The Right Hon. Lady Butler-Sloss - Law, ethics and medical practice
1993: The Right Hon. Lord Griffiths - The Lord Chancellor's advisory committee on legal education and the legal profession
1992: The Right Hon. Lord Slynn of Hadley - The Brussels Convention before the European Court
1991: The Right Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern - Access to justice – the price
1990: Sir John Wood - Labour relations law – the missing pieces
1989: Prof A W Bradley - Judicial review and Government liability in tort
1988: Prof Lord Wedderburn - The injunction and the sovereignty of Parliament
1987: Sir Gordon Borrie - Consumer protection laws for the 1990s
1986: The Right Hon. Lord Justice Woolf - Civil procedure—time for changes
1985: Sir James Fawcett - The European Convention on Human Rights at work
1984: Dr M J Goodman - The work of the Social Security Commissioners
1983: Lord Hooson QC - Reform of the legislative process in the light of the law commissions’ work
1981: Prof J A G Griffith - The teaching of law and politics
1980: The Right Hon. Lord Justice Lawton - Legal education and the needs of the legal profession
1979: Sir Thomas Hetherington - A changing society and the director of public prosecutions
1979: Master Sir Jack Jacob QC - The reform of civil procedural law
1978: David Lane - Race and the law
1977: Mr Justice Goff - The law as taught and the law as practised
1976: The Right Hon. Lord Justice Scarman - The role of the lawyer in the Welfare State
1975: Mr Justice Ormrod - Fact finding: Art or science?
1973: The Right Hon. Lord Kilbrandon - The reform of the Constitution
1972: The Right Hon. Lord Denning - The creative role of the Court of Appeal
1971: The Right Hon. Lord Diplock - The common market and the common law
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