In September 2016, the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge will hold the second biennial Public Law Conference. The Public Law series aims to be a pre-eminent forum for the discussion of Public Law matters in the common law world. The first in this series of major international conferences was held in Cambridge in 2014. The theme for the second Public Law Conference is "The Unity of Public Law?". The conference will bring together academics, judges, practitioners and doctoral candidates from a range of Public Law fields and a variety of common law jurisdictions. The conference convenors are delighted to announce the establishment of the Richard Hart Prize, to be awarded for the best paper delivered at the Public Law Conference by an early career scholar.
The conference will take place from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 September 2016. It will be held in the Faculty of Law building, and participants will be accommodated in Cambridge colleges situated very close to the conference venue. Registration is now open. The number of registrations we can accept is limited, and we therefore strongly encourage those who wish to attend to register as soon as possible. Please see the registration page for further information about registration, conference fees and accommodation.
The conference will feature approximately 70 speakers drawn from across the common law world. Information about those who will be speaking at the conference, together with the titles of their papers, can be found on the Speakers page.
Like the inaugural conference, the second Public Law Conference is sponsored by Hart Publishing. We are grateful to Hart Publishing for their support of this initiative. The edited collection deriving from the inaugural Public Law Conference entitled Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance is now available.
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John Bell, Mark Elliott and Jason Varuhas (convenors)
Shona Wilson Stark (assistant convenor)