This is a free event however registration is required in advance. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.
“Court Watching – Will we see Justice?”
A team of trained local volunteers have carefully observed every adult rape trial from beginning to end in Newcastle Crown Court for over a year. In this lecture Vera Baird will set out their findings and ask "is this justice as we want it to be?"
Vera Baird is a criminal law QC, was a Member of Parliament and Minister in the Labour government and was in 2007 appointed Solicitor General - the House of Common's most senior law officer. As Solicitor General, she was particularly involved in criminal justice policy and legislation, especially on gender and equality policies.
A leading Police & Crime Commissioner nationally, Vera Baird has exceeded the local priorities she set out in her Police & Crime Plan. She was re-elected in May 2016 with a majority of more than 120,000 and is currently Chair of the National Association of Police & Crime Commissioners.
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. The Frank Dawtry Memorial Lecture marks the first in a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary. The Centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.
Moot Court Room
School of Law
University of Leeds
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School of Law, University of Leeds
The School of Law is one of the leading law schools in the UK and has been providing instruction in law since its inception in 1899.
Today, we have a community of around sixty dedicated academic staff and twenty support staff who foster a supportive environment for legal studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The School has been ranked 8th in the UK for the quality and impact of our research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).