2012 Clarendon Lectures:

Lord Collins of Mapesbury, LLD, FBA

Lord Collins (Lawrence Collins) was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2009, and was a member of the new UK Supreme Court from its inception in 2009 until his retirement in 2011, since when he has been an Acting Justice of the Court. Since 2011 he has been a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. He is also Professor of Law, University College London. Since 1975 he has been a Fellow (now emeritus and honorary) of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Lord Collins read Law at Cambridge University, and subsequently took a graduate degree in international law at Columbia University, New York. He was a partner in Herbert Smith & Co in the City of London from 1971 to 2000. In 1994 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by Cambridge University and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. He is also an elected member of the Institut de droit international.

In 1997 he became one of the first two solicitors to be appointed practising Queen’s Counsel, and he was appointed a Deputy High Court judge in the same year. In 2000 he was the first solicitor to be appointed to the High Court bench (Chancery Division) direct from private practice, and in 2007 was appointed to the Court of Appeal.

LECTURE ONE THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 17:00 – 18:00
followed by a Drinks Reception from 1800-1900

LECTURE TWO THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 17:00-18:00

LECTURE THREE THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 17:30-18:30