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Distinguished Faculty Lecture - John Flood 'The Rule of Law...'

the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)

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Professor John Flood

Westminster Law School


"The Rule of Law: Are Lawyers Necessary or Even the Most Capable of Maintaining It?"

 

5.00 - 6.00 p.m. in Fyvie Hall

 

followed by a Reception in the Regent Street Foyer


The central argument is that the legal system and the rule of law are now the domain of the legal profession. Professional ethos, which was once based on a compact with the community, has effectively been broken asunder by the entrenchment of neoliberalism. This has entailed justice being subject to economic tests such as cost-benefit analysis and gradually being divorced from any moral force within society. The spirit of Beveridge has been lost. Can we recover this? If so, how? To begin a debate on this I turn to anthropological studies of acephalous societies to show how the law jobs in society could be done with partial help from lawyers and a re-engagement with community.


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Fyvie Hall
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
W1B 2HW London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)


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