Lord Toulson, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will join Surrey Law this week as Distinguished Visiting Professor.Lord Toulsons’ appointment is part of a multi-pronged outreach programme initiated by Professor Dennis J. Baker of the School of Law. Lord Toulson is notable for his superlative career at the Bar and on the bench. He one of Britain’s foremost lawyers, and has been an intellectual leader in the Supreme Court. He has excelled in more than one area of the law and is well regarded for his work in criminal law, which had a major influence at the Law Commission, and in the senior courts in England and Wales. He has published influential works in a number of areas including on the law of complicity and the law of confidentiality. More generally, he has been a defender of the importance of common law development, in the interests of human rights and dignity.
More than 20 officers from the Legislative Affairs Commission (“LAC”), the legislative body of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, visited the School of Law and the recently established Centre for Chinese Law and Social – Legal Studies on 24 June, 2016.
The International Law Association, the global learned society for the ‘study, clarification and development of international law’, has recently created a new Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals.
The paper by Jessica Walsh, PhD Student and Associate Lecturer at Surrey’s School of Law, was launched in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Rule of Law Exchange’s Annual Conference organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, the Fundação Getulio Vargas, and international law firm Jones Day.
Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, discussed the challenges of sitting as a judge and the role of the Supreme Court at the inaugural annual lecture for the Sir James Fitzjames Stephen Centre for Criminal Law and Criminalisation.