Professor John Bell of the University of Cambridge Law School will present the annual Bernstein Lecture, "The Relevance of Foreign Examples to Legal Development." The lecture will address three claims: governance through law is a universal and global activity and therefore its application cannot be confined to a specific jurisdiction; institutional activities of legislating and deciding cases are part of a conversation that extends beyond jurisdictional boundaries; and arguments based on foreign experience have only a limited persuasive status in national legal reasoning and therefore require discussion at a general rather than specific level. Bell is chair of the Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; he teaches and researches comparative law in Europe, particularly French law. His recent publications include Judiciaries within Europe (Cambridge University Press 2006) and a recently completed research project on European Legal Development examining the development of tort law in Europe 1850-2000. He has taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Leeds, as well as at the Universities of Paris 1 and 2. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theft: A History of Music
Boyle and Jenkins of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain relate 2,000 years of musical history—and of musical borrowing—in comic book form.
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Compton awarded Hardt Cup in final round of moot court tournament for first-year students
A panel of three judges awarded Meredith Compton the 2017 Hardt Cup after the final round of the annual moot court tournament for first-year students on April 11. The judges praised both Compton and fellow finalist Kyle Nodes for their understanding of the intricate constitutional questions on appeal in U.S. v. Shaquille Robinson, and their ability to react deftly to the judges’ questions.