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Global Jurists Seminar One - The Idea of the Global Jurist

2 November 2016

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Collette Bowe/Martin Harris Rooms, Queens’ Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Part of the seminar series on Global Jurists: Past, Present and Future, organised by the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) and the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC).

This series offers a multi-disciplinary exploration of ‘global jurists’, as they have acted in the past, as they are acting now, and as they may act in the future. Often crossing boundaries between theory and practice in various ways, a global jurist may be someone who has sought to articulate (and possibly act on / advocate in practice) an account of legal norms with global reach, or someone whose ideas / practices migrated and travelled globally, influencing law and legal thought. We understand the ‘global’ loosely, and thus seek to explore the figure of the jurist as a mediator between different kinds of communities, whether international, regional, transnational, imperial or colonial. The series will involve 5 seminars exploring a variety of aspects of the figure of the global jurist, with the following specific themes: The Idea of the Global Jurist; Global Jurists in History; Comparisons, Transplantations, Migrations; Radical/Activist Visions; and Adjudication and Global Jurists.

Organised by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Chair: Professor Roger Cotterrell (QMUL)


  • Ann Power-Forde SC (London)
  • Professor Neil Walker (Edinburgh)
  • Professor Benedict Kingsbury (US)


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