Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

On the 11th and 12th of June 2009, a two day seminar, followed by a public lecture by Lord Hope of Craighead, was held in honour of Sir Gerald Gordon CBE QC LLD. A Festschrift, Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon, was published the following year.

Following the success of this event, a decision was taken to establish the Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law as an annual generalist criminal law seminar. These seminars have been supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates, while the 2009 public lecture received additional support from W. Green. Full details of the 2009-2021 seminars can be found on this site. No seminar took place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The thirteen seminar will take place on Thursday 9 June 2022 (it is intended that this will be an in-person event on the University of Glasgow campus), when the following speakers will present:

As in previous years, one presentation slot in the conference schedule has been reserved for a research student, and any interested student should submit a title and abstract (no more than 300 words) to james.chalmers@glasgow.ac.uk by Monday 31 January 2022. Papers may be in any area of criminal law, criminal justice or criminal procedure. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates, we will be able to provide accommodation and cover reasonable travel costs (up to a maximum of £200) for the selected speaker.

Registration for the seminar will open shortly after this final slot has been filled and the full programme finalised.