The Politics of the Courtroom

After the Brexit-related legal controversies of the last few years, there is currently a lively debate on the proper function of the law – and judges - in shaping wider society. 

In these lectures, Visiting Professor Thomas Grant QC considers the role of the lawyer, the jury, and the judge as engines of political and societal change, and looks at what impact government interference in judicial appointments might have on decision-making and the rule of law. He examines the courts as quasi-political arenas – from the practice of law in Apartheid South Africa and the United States in the era of segregation, to British courts today.

In this series