SLS Centenary Lectures
The SLS Centenary Lectures were initiated in 2008 to mark the centenary of the founding of the Society. The SLS Centenary Lecture is held annually at a different location and is hosted by a university law school with funding provided by the Society.
The Society has held a number of Centenary Lectures since its centenary in 2008. These include:
- 2009: “Punching our Weight” – Academic Law and Public Understanding by William Twinning FBA, QC, DCL, JD, LLD Emeritus Quain Professor of Jurisprudence.
- 2010: “Northern Lights – Some Reflections on Legal Scholarship in Scotland“, by Professor Joe Thomson, a former president of the Society and Scottish Law Commissioner.
- 2011: “From here to late modernity: Where next for Irish and UK legal scholarship?” by Professor Alan Dignam, Queen Mary, University of London.
- 2012: “Wales, a Jurisdiction?” by Theodore Huckle QC, Counsel General for Wales. The lecture was hosted by Cardiff Law School on the 15th November 2012.
- 2013: “The Unity of Law, or the dangers of over-specialisation”, by Sir Rabinder Singh.
- 2014: “The Fluidity and Stability of the Northern Ireland Constitution”, by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC at Queen’s University Belfast.
- 2015: “The Rule of Law and the Economy: Bankers, Brigands and Bounders”, by the Hon. Mr Justice (Nicolas) Green on the 18th November 2015.
- 2016: “Why Study Legislation”, was presented by Dame Mary Arden Lady Justice Arden on the 1st December 2016 at Manchester University Law School.
- 2017: “Free Speech, Law and Religion”, by former Lord Justice of Appeal and member of the Privy Council Sir John Laws. It was held on 29 November 2017 by Sir John Laws at the University of Northumbria.
- 2018: – “All Human Beings? Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, by Baroness Brenda Hale in Essex on 2nd November 2018.