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Law School hosts Lord Chief Justice

On Thursday 9th October, the Rt. Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will visit Bangor University’s Law School and deliver the 2014 Public Law Lecture in association with the journal Public Law (a Thomson Reuters publication). The title of his lecture is: ‘The Future of Public Inquiries’. The Lecture, kindly sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is on a subject of major national importance, particularly given recent controversies surrounding the Chilcot Inquiry (Iraq) and the Leveson Inquiry (press regulation) amongst others.

As part of his visit to Bangor Law School, The Lord Chief Justice will also officially open Bangor Law School’s new Moot courtroom, a purpose built courtroom on the campus where Law Students can enact trials in order to compete against other Law Schools and build on their already impressive advocacy and public speaking success record.

The opening of the Moot Court marks the culmination of a recent run of Bangor Law School successes.Bangor Law students take part in several national and international competitions, and have previously competed in the UK Supreme Court. Students have previously won the Lexis Nexis Welsh National Moot; and were the highest ranked UK Law School team in the internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition at the Hague. Bangor Law School students have also won prizes for best transmission at  the National Student Law Society's E-Moot competition.

In a busy week for the Law School, the Law School will also host its first meeting of the Law Commission of England & Wales' Welsh Advisory Committee. Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of the Law school will welcome David Lloyd Jones and the Committee to Bangor on October 9th.

On Friday October 10th, the Lord Chief Justice will be joined by the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, for the Annual Legal Wales conference. Over 150 academics, lawyers and judges will attend the Conference to debate issue of the the day, in particular, issues for Wales arising in the aftermath of the Scottish Independence Referendum, and also recent developments in key areas such as Family law. The Closing Address will be delivered by The Lord Chief Justice on Friday afternoon.

Publication date: 7 October 2014