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Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar 2024

24th April 2024

The future for liberal ideals: how far should political rights of free speech and public protest tolerate intolerance?’

The School of Law and Policing, The University of Central Lancashire

Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 June 2024

Attention academics, practitioners, students etc with interests in human rights! The School of Law and Policing at the University of Central Lancashire is privileged and excited to be hosting the 2024 Annual Seminar of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) on the topics of free speech, tolerance and responsibility. This seminar will take place over two days in June, Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 June 2024.

We have a distinguished international speaker in attendance: Professor Alexander Tsesis, from the College of Law, at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, USA. Alex is the author of eg Free Speech in the Balance (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

There are 27 other confirmed speakers including:

  • Professor Eric Heinze – School of Law Queen Mary College, University of London
  • Professor Gavin Phillipson – School of Law, University of Bristol
  • Professor Jacob Rowbottom – Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • Jemima Steinfeld – Editor-in-Chief, Index on Censorship, UK
  • Dr Natalie Alkiviadou, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Free Speech at Vanderbilt University (USA).

If you would like to be a delegate at the annual seminar, which would be great, please register to express your interest. Delegate numbers are limited, sadly, so your attendance will have to be confirmed, at a later date.

Organiser and contact: Dr Ian Turner, Reader in Human Rights and Security, the School of Law and Policing, the University of Central Lancashire. Email: idturner@uclan.ac.uk.

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