Monday, 3 March 2014 at 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Susskind Interviews: Legal experts in changing times

Presented by Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

A series of intimate discussions on a wide variety of topics conducted by Richard Susskind, Gresham Professor of Law 2000-2004, with some of the greatest legal minds of the day.

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Vernon Bogdanor CBE is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law, current Visiting Gresham Professor of Political History, Research Professor at King's College London, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Prior to 2010, Professor Bogdanor was a Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Government at Oxford University.

He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System, Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution, Power and the People, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press and is a sometimes special advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities (1982-83), and the House of Commons Public Service Committee. Most recently he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the Political Studies Association.

Professor Bogdanor's previous lecture series are as follows:

2017/18 British Political Parties

2016/17 The Monarchy

2014/15 Six General Elections

2013/14 Britain and Europe

2012/13 Making the Weather: Six Politicians Who Shaped Our Age

2010/12 Britain in the 20th Century

2007/09 From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change

All of Professor Bogdanor's past Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

Current Gresham Professor of Political History

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Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC (born 19 November 1951) is a British Labour politician and barrister.Falconer became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs in 2003 under Prime Minister Tony Blair, and would go on to become the first Secretary of State for Justice in a 2007 reorganization and enlargement of the portfolio of the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

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Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss GBEPC, is a retired English judge. She was the first female Lord Justice of Appeal and, until 2004, was the highest-ranking female judge in the United Kingdom. Until June 2007, she chaired the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed

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Former Attorney General and currently European Chair of Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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Former Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of Criminal Courts Review.

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Barrister, Fellow of All Souls College and Law Columnist for The Times.

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The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

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As Gresham Professor of Law from 2000-2004, he conducted public interviews with leading judges and lawyers, the transcripts of which are now published as The Susskind Interviews: Legal Experts in Changing Times (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005).

Richard Susskind has specialised in the impact of information technology on the law for 25 years. He is an independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. He lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. His books include Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996) and Transforming the Law (OUP, 2000). He is a law columnist for The Times and General Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP). He holds a law professorship at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
He has advised on numerous government inquiries and has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England since 1998. In 2003, he was appointed by the Cabinet Office as Chair of a non-departmental public body known as the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information.

Professor Susskind has a law degree from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year's Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.

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Conference lectures
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A Conversation with The Rt Hon the Lord Woolf of Barnes, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

The Rt Hon the Lord Woolf of Barnes
Tuesday, 30 October 2001 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with David Pannick QC

David Pannick QC
Tuesday, 27 November 2001 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with The Rt Hon Lord Justice Auld, Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of Criminal Courts Review

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Auld
Tuesday, 26 February 2002 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with Lord Goldsmith

The Rt Hon The Lord Goldsmith QC
Friday, 22 November 2002 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with Lady Justice Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with Lord Falconer

Lord Falconer
Thursday, 22 April 2004 - 6:00PM
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A Conversation with Professor Vernon Bogdanor

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 11 May 2004 - 6:00PM
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The Susskind Interviews: Legal experts in changing times

Richard Susskind
Thursday, 29 September 2005 - 12:00AM