Conference Presentations

Aileen Kavanagh presented her research findings at a number of conferences and seminars:

  • ‘Legality and the Legislative Process’, Public Law Conference 2014, University of Cambridge, 14 September 2014.
  • ‘The Role of Courts in the Joint Enterprise of Governing’, Conference on Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law, Trinity College, University of Oxford, October 2014.
  • ‘Parliament and the Courts: Protecting Rights in the Collaborative Constitution’, Study of Parliament Group Annual Conference, January 2015.
  • ‘Judges and Parliamentarians: Partners in a Collaborative Enterprise’, Protecting Rights – Engaging Parliament - British Academy Conference, October 16th, 2015.
  • Aileen also visited the Joint Committee on Human Rights on a number of occasions, spoke to members and interviewed the Legal Advisor to the Committee, Murray Hunt, who is also a Visiting Professor in the Oxford University Law Faculty.  

Seminar Series: Topics in Comparative Constitutionalism

In Trinity Term of 2017, Aileen convened a seminar series with various visiting speakers. Seminars began with a short presentation by each of the speakers, followed by a roundtable discussion, examining two or three readings, mostly from recently published work or work-in-progress by the speakers. The seminars were open to all members of the Law Faculty and particularly relevant to postgraduate students (taught or research) taking courses in the fields of Constitutional Theory, Comparative Human Rights and Comparative Public Law. 

Read the series agenda


At the end of her Fellowship, Aileen organised a high-level workshop at St John’s College Oxford entitled ‘Protecting Rights – Engaging Parliament’.  This conference drew together a wide range of academics from across the world with key actors in the political and judicial branches of government. All interested members of the Oxford Law Faculty and postgraduate students were invited to attend this workshop and contribute to discussion.  Aileen presented a paper entitled ‘Judges and Parliamentarians: Partners in a Collaborative Enterprise’ where she outlined some of her research findings to date.