The Law School research seminar series aims to foster and sustain the School’s excellent research environment. It provides an opportunity for staff from the Law School and other Schools and from lawyers of other Universities to share, engage with, and build upon a research piece, whether at an advanced or final stage of development. Seminars usually last for approximately one hour, including a 30-40 minutes presentation followed by a 30-40 minutes discussion. Everyone, staff and students, are welcome and there is no need to register.
The Convenors of the Research Seminar Series are Dr Irène Couzigou and Dr Katarina Trimmings
First Half Session
September - November 2016
- Friday 23rd September 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: Old Wine in a New Bottle: Rhetoric and the Study of Law and Emotion - Dr John Stannard, Queen's University Belfast
- Friday 7th October 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: Legality of the Self-Defence Action against the "Islamic State" in Syria - Dr Irène Couzigou, University of Aberdeen
- Guest Lecture - Thursday 13th October 6-8pm, Regent Lecture Theatre: Scotland's Options for Brexit - Professor Sir David Edward, University of Edinburgh and prior Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities. Poster can be viewed here.
- Friday 21st October 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: The Invention of New Law in the Poetry of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington (ca.1496-1586) - Dr Andrew Simpson, University of Aberdeen
- Friday 28th October 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: Compact Fusion Reactors: Robust Rules of Civil Liability and Efficient Regulatory Frameworks - Dr Roy Partain, University of Aberdeen
- Guest Lecture - Thursday 3rd November 2016 6-8pm, New King's NK10: The Permanent Court of Arbitration and its Contribution to International Dispute Settlement - Brooks Daly, Deputy Secretary-General and Principal Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Netherlands) Poster can be viewed here.
- Guest Lecture - Tuesday 8th November 2016 6-8pm, New King's NK1: How will Brexit Happen? Legal Questions Faced by the UK - Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Reader at King’s College London. Poster can be viewed here.
- Friday 18th November 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: Pride, Prejudice and Public Order? An examination of Scots Law's approach to balancing freedom of expression with expressions/acts of intolerance - Dr Philip Glover, University of Aberdeen
- Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 1-3pm, Taylor A37: Why Hitler saved the judges – on judicial resistance to authoritarian regimes - Hans Petter Graver(Professor, Department of Private Law University of Oslo; Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham)
- Friday, 2nd December 2016 4-5.30pm, New King's NK3: Conceptual Confusion in the Construction of Contracts - Scott Styles, University of Aberdeen
Second Half Session
January - April 2017
- Friday 27th January 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK11: Four Inconvenient Truths About Copyright - Professor Martin Kretschmer, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow
- Friday 3rd February 2017 4-5.30pm, The Old Senate Room: Disregarding the Salomon Principle: An Empirical Analysis, 1885-2014 - Professor Alan Dignam, Professor of Corporate Law at the Queen Mary University of London
- Friday 10th February 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK11: Federalism by Conventions: The Constitutional Implications of Brexit on the Union - Dr Robert Taylor, University of Aberdeen
- Friday 17th February 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK11: Land and ornament in English and Scots Law - Dr Marta Iljadica, University of Aberdeen
- Friday 24th February 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK10: The Contours of a Human Right to Affordable, Reliable, and Modern Energy Access - Marlies Hesselman, Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Groningen
- Friday 3rd March 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK1: Resolving Energy/ Natural Resource Conflicts in the Far North: Conflict, Compromise and Continuity - Professor Larry Bakken
- Friday 10th March 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK11: Prohibition of the Use of Force by Terrorist Armed Groups - Dr Mohamad Janaby, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
- Friday 17th March 2017 4-5.30pm, New King's NK1: Rape and Sexual Assault in Virtual and Augmented Reality - Dr John Danaher, National University of Ireland, Galway
- Guest Lecture - Tuesday 21st March 2017 6-8pm, New King's NK1: Legal Issues on War Reparations - Professor Pierre d’Argent, Professor of Public International Law, University of Leuven, Belgium