It is with regret that because of travel restrictions we have had to cancel our Annual Socio-Legal Lecture which was to be given by Professor Des Manderson from the Australian National University.  We are delighted to announce that Professor Manderson will be giving the 2021 Annual Socio-Legal Lecture instead.   

Those interested in events at the Centre will be pleased to hear that we are continuing with our socio-legal seminar series this term.  Details of each of the seminars will be posted on the CSLS Events website over the next few days.


Professor Desmond Manderson is an international leader in interdisciplinary scholarship in law and the humanities. He is the author of several books including From Mr Sin to Mr Big (1993); Songs Without Music: Aesthetic dimensions of law and justice (2000); Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law (2006); and Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law—The legacy of modernism (2012). His work has led to essays, books, and lectures around the world in the fields of English literature, philosophy, ethics, history, cultural studies, music, human geography, and anthropology, as well as in law and legal theory. Throughout this work Manderson has articulated a vision in which law's connection to these humanist disciplines is critical to its functioning, its justice, and its social relevance. After ten years at McGill University in Montreal, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse, and was founding Director of the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, he returned to Australia to take up a Future Fellowship in the colleges of law and the humanities at ANU. 

This event is free, but booking is essential. Please click here to reserve your place.