Law lecture on the current system for judicial appointments

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 28, 2011 12:36 PM |
Honorary graduate Professor Dame Hazel Genn to deliver Jan Grodecki School of Law Lecture on Thursday 1 December.

For hundreds of years, High Court judges in England and Wales were appointed by the Sovereign on the personal recommendation of the Lord Chancellor. In April 2006, that system came to an end with the establishment of the Judicial Appointments Commission, established as part of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

Professor Dame Hazel Genn sat on that initial Commission and on Thursday she will review how the process has worked so far in a lecture entitled ‘A New System of Appointing Judges: The First Five Years’.

Professor Genn is Dean of Laws and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at University College London. She was a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life 2003-7, is currently Chair of the British Academy’s  Communications and Publications Committee and has published innumerable books and reports. She was awarded a CBE in 2000 and made a Dame in 2006. In 2007 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Leicester.

The Jan Grodecki School of Law Lecture 2011 is free and open to the public. It takes place on Thursday 1 December 2011 at 5.30pm in the Ken Edwards Building Lecture Theatre 1. For further details or to reserve your place please contact: Mr Paul K Wysocki in the School of Law,, 0116 252 3454.

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