The 2013 Seminar

The fifth seminar, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates, took place in the Gilbert Scott Conference Suite at the University of Glasgow on the 6th and 7th June 2013. The seminar formed part of the School of Law's celebrations of the Tercentenary of the Regius Chair in Law, and so was held over two days rather than the usual one. The following papers were presented:

Professor John Cairns (Edinburgh): “Teaching criminal law in 18th century Scotland”
Dr Sally Cunningham (Leicester): “Psychology, blameworthiness, negligence and the criminal law”
Professor Antony Duff (Stirling/Minnesota): “Torts and crimes”
Professor Peter Duff (Aberdeen): “Questioning after charge: what's the problem?”
Philip Glover (Aberdeen): “Why RIPA Bugs Me! Solving the problem of ‘the definition culture’ underpinning the interception provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act”
Professor David Hamer (Sydney): "A criminal cases review commission for Australia?"
Professor Jacqueline Hodgson (Warwick): “The suspect’s right to legal advice in Europe: comparative observations”
Dr Renée Kool (Utrecht): “Step forward, or forever hold your peace: penalising forced marriages in the Netherlands”
Professor Ronnie Mackay (Leicester De Montfort): “Unravelling unfitness to plead”
Professor Andrew Sanders (Birmingham): “Following the law, or choosing which law to follow: prosecutions for medical manslaughter”
Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Aberdeen): "Why it is worse to punish the innocent than acquit the guilty"
Dr Rhonda Wheate (Glasgow Caledonian): "Are you being served...? Modern expert evidence, expert witnesses and criminal justice"

The conference also included, on the evening of the 7th June, a public lecture delivered by Lord Reed, Justice of the Supreme Court, with the title "Human Rights and Domestic Legal Traditions". That lecture was included in a Festschrift honouring the Tercentenary of the Regius Chair of the School of Law, published as Glasgow Tercentenary Essays: 300 Years of the School of Law in 2014.