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Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 9:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Rule of Law and its Enemies: The Landscape of Law [The 2012 BBC Reith Lecture]

Professor Niall Ferguson

The historian Niall Ferguson delivers a lecture, recorded at Gresham College in the heart of legal London, addressing the relationship between the nature of law and economic success. He examines the rule of law in comparative terms, asking how far the common law's claims to superiority over other systems are credible. Are we living through a time of creeping legal degeneration in the English-speaking world?

This is the third of the four BBC Reith Lectures delivered by Professor Niall Ferguson. The full series of lectures can be accessed on the BBC website here: The Reith Lectures.

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Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is a resident faculty member of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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3 July 2012

The Rule of Law and its Enemies: The Landscape of Law [The 2012 BBC Reith Lecture]
Professor Niall Ferguson

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