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Past Seminars

City Law School regularly organizes research seminars aimed at fostering academic discussion amongst scholars from different institutions. Seminars are led by external speakers who are invited to City to give a talk on one of their latest papers and thus have an opportunity to debate topics and exchange their ideas and opinions with City academics. Post-talk debates are particularly interesting: in addition to providing the audience with an insight from an expert in a particular field of law and policy, they give speakers the possibility of integrating their thoughts with different angles suggested by seminars' attendees.

Past seminars have covered different areas of law and policy, including EU law, international public law, intellectual property and media law and policy.

Previous external research seminars
Date Title and Speaker
10/06/2016Dominion Status at the Twilight of the British Empire
04/05/2016Legal recognition of same-sex partnerships in Strasbourg proceedings                                                    
Dr John Charney, Universidad Católica de Chile
06/04/2016EU Administrative Law and its Interplay with International Law, Professor Edoardo Chiti, Università La Tuscia, Italy
24/03/2016City University New York Visit - Meeting with PhD students
24/03/2016Meet our Visiting Scholars
02/12/2015 Video games and IP: The intricate relationship between Interactivity and Creativity, Dr Gaetano Dimita, Queen Mary University of London
04/11/2015 Reflecting change: public participation and the application of old regulation to a new technology, Olivia Hamlyn, Phd candidate UCL

Much ado about nothing? - Is IP law ready for the 3D printing "revolution", Dr Marc Mimler, UCL


The Lego Brick and the International Intellectual Property System, 1955-2015, Professor Dan Hunter, Foundation Dean, Swinburne Law School, Australia.

03/06/2015 The Elusive Nature of ICSID Tribunals' Decisions: Interim Decisions, Res Judicata and Finality in Investment Arbitration, Dr Paolo Vargiu, University of Leicester
06/05/2015 Parody and copyright in European Union copyright law
Jonathan Griffiths, Queen Mary University of London
01/04/2015 The concept of 'public' in copyright law
Stavroula Karapapa, University of Reading
04/03/2015 From Partners to Joint Parents
Dr Ayelet Blecher-Prigat - Sha'arei Mishpat Law School in Israel
04/02/2015 The free press: necessary freedoms
Dr John Charney, Universidad Católica de Chile
03/12/2014  New media between copyright protection and the access to network conundrum
Dr Nicola Lucchi, Jönköping International Business School
05/11/2014 Tort law defences
Dr James Goudkamp, University of Oxford
01/10/2014 The constitutional identity of EU Member States as a limit to the transfer of sovereign powers to the EU
Dr Theodore Konstantinides, University of Surrey
5 June 2014 Dr Abayomi Al-Ameen, City University London
29 May 2014 The protection of fundamental rights in internet and European judicial dialogue: an attempt of emancipation and reconciliation
Professor Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University, Milan
7 May 2014 Networks of power in digital copyright law and policy: political salience, expertise and the legislative process
Dr Benjamin Ferrand, University of Strathclyde
2 April 2014 Hot off the press: the collective management directive
Dr Maria Mercedes Frabboni, University of Sussex
10 March 2014 Current problems of the Companies Act 2006 through the eyes of a foreign commentator
Professor Alexander Schall, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Institut für Wirtschaftsrecht
5 March 2014 The shifting landscape of Article 8 ECHR and its impact on the English law of defamation (and privacy)
Professor Tanya Aplin, King's College, London
5 February 2014 Looking back on the Kadi saga: the coming of age of judicial review
Dr Filippo Fontanelli, University of Surrey
4 December 2013 The EU and the rule of law - what next?
Professor Laurent Pech, Middlesex University
27 November 2013 Professor Ruthann Robson, City University New York
6 November 2013 The extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia: a wasted opportunity for victims of sexual and gender-based violence?
Professor Sarah Williams , University of New South Wales
2 October 2013 Seeking justice for extraordinary renditions: recent development before domestic and international courts
Dr Silvia Borrelli, University of Bedfordshire
6 March 2013 Legal reasoning from statutes and cases: civil law meets common law
Professor Thomas Lundmark, University of Hull
6 February 2013 Transitional justice in the Balkans
Dr Agata Fijalkowski, Lancaster University
5 December 2012 Neoliberal Leninism with Chinese characteristics: Understanding Chinese communications regulation and its international aspects
Dr Rogier Creemers, University of Oxford
7 November 2012 Federalism: the EU's uncommon principle
Dr Nikos Skoutaris, London School of Economics
3 October 2012 Is the European convention going to be 'supreme'? A comparative-constitutional overview of ECHR and EU law before national courts
Dr Giuseppe Martinico, García Pelayo Fellow Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid
4 April 2012 Kenya in the shadow of the ICC: Gravity and complementarity
Professor Chandra Sriram, SOAS, University of London
7 March 2012 Comparing youth justice in Italy and England and Wales
Dr Stewart Field, Cardiff Law School
1 February 2012 Executive Pay and Notions of Justice
Professor Charlotte Villiers, Bristol Law School
7 December 2011 Business and human rights in conflict
Dr Olga Martin, University of East London
2 November 2011 What happened next? The first four years of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
Dr Daithi Mac Síthigh, University of East Anglia
6 April 2011 Graffiti rules: parallel intellectual property norms in public space
Marta Iljadica, Research Fellow, City Law School
16 March 2011 Solidarity post-Lisbon and/or EU citizenship
Professor Malcolm Ross, Sussex University
2 February 2011 Material support for terrorism in US and EU Law
Dr Cian Murphy, King's College
1 December 2010 Adapting the full protection and security standard of international investment law to the digital age
David Collins, The City Law School
3 November 2010 The ECtHR Grand Chamber in Kononov v Latvia (17 May 2010): is the Russian Federation correct in its understanding of the relationship between politics and international law?
Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College
6 October 2010 Mental incapacity doctrines in criminal law
Dr Arlie Loughnan, University of Sydney Law School, LSE Visiting Fellow