Legal London (City Law School Research & Enterprise Day)
, 09:00 – 17:00
The City Law School, Sebastian Street
Academics; Public; Students
This event took place in the past.
Legal London provides an opportunity to highlight research, teaching and scholarship by staff at City Law School, to develop further links with the law school across the University, professions and the wider community.
I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people. They whose narrow minds of some particular pursuit, view it only through that medium… But the intellectual man is struck with it, as comprehending the whole of life in all its variety, the contemplation of which is inexhaustible.
Over the centuries London has re-invented itself, both out of external necessity and internal hubris. Today is no different. Over the recent past, London has been caught between its role as a global city and the capital of an increasingly parochial country.
Refusing to compromise on either, London is in a state of transition; political, cultural, financial and topographical. Legal London investigates the nature, meaning and significance of this moment through consideration of the city’s past, the impact of the presence and the possibilities for the future.
City Law School is in a unique and privileged position to conduct this project.
The character and identity City Law School is closely tied with London. City is a College of the University of London; the Lord Mayor of London is the University Rector; the Law School’s history stems from the Inns of Court School of Law; and as a school focused on businesses and the professions, it has close links with businesses and law firms in London.
Given the importance and relevance of London to City Law School and its global image, the Research and Enterprise Day will focus on London as both a global legal city and the local capital of England, along with the relations between them. As such, we aim to discuss this moment in London’s history through the prism and impact of law, widely understood.
Legal London includes speakers from City Law School and invited guests from academia, businesses and the community to discuss the role of London in a broad range of fields.
Marcus Soanes (City Law School) – The Origins of London as a Legal Commercial Centre: A Thousand-Year Evolution
Ronen Palan (School of Policy & Global Affairs, City, University of London) – London as a Financial Centre
Diana Filatova (City Law School) – IP/Patent Arbitration
Lunchtime Workshop – Liberty Melly, Learning Manager, Migration Museum
The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are – as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. This session will focus on the lived experience – and the many continuities and discontinuities – of the experience the many generations of migrants who have made and continue to make Britain their home.