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CELS runs a series of lunchtime seminars which are delivered via online webinar during the Michaelmas and Lent terms. These seminars provide a platform for the presentation of new ideas by leading scholars from inside and outside the university. The lunchtime seminars address topical issues of European Union Law and Comparative Law, with a view to using collective debate as a forum for developing and disseminating ideas, and producing high quality research publications which contribute to an understanding of major issues in the European Union. There is a close link between the CELS Lunchtime Seminar series and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (CYELS). Papers generated from most of these seminars are published as articles in the CYELS.

These webinars are open to members of the University and to the general public. Registration details are available below. The lunchtime seminars take place from 1-2pm on Wednesdays (unless otherwise stated). There is no charge to attend the seminar.

Subject to speaker consent, the lecture component for each seminar will be made available on the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service (SMS) and the Apple iTunes platforms. The introductions and Q&A sections will not be included to encourage frank and open discussion. You can subscribe to the 'CELS Lunchtime Seminar Series' on iTunes for automatic download to your iTunes library, or an RSS feed is available from the SMS for use on other devices.

Seminar Programme for 2020-21

Easter Term 2021

Date

Speaker(s)

Title/Further Information 

Registration

Recording / resources

***Postponed****

5 May 2021

5-6pm

Lord Purvis of Tweed
House of Lords
'Brexit - Lessons Learned from the Parliamentary Process'    

12 May 2021

1-2pm

Eleonor Duhs
Fieldfisher
'The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the free flow of Personal Data: A Solid Foundation?'

 

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the free flow of Personal Data: A Solid Foundation?

Eleonor Duhs slides

 

Lent Term 2021

Date

Speaker(s)

Title/Further Information 

Registration

Recording / resources

14 January 2021

Representatives from the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), Centre for Public Law (CPL) and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL).

'Rapid response on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and the EU (Future Relations) Act'

 

Rapid Response Seminar on the UK Internal Market Bill

27 January 2021

1-2pm

Professor Damian Chalmers 
University of Singapore
'Informational Self-Determination, EU Law and Informational Capitalism'  

'Informational Self-Determination, EU Law and Informational Capitalism'

3 February 2021

1-2pm 

Dr Julian Ghosh QC 
One Essex Court/KCL
'EU Retained Law'  

'EU Retained Law'

16 February 2021

5-6pm 

Sir Jonathan Jones KCB QC (Hon)
Former Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the GLD
‘Challenges for the Law Post Brexit’  

'Challenges for the Law Post Brexit'

17 February 2021

5-6pm 

Professor Gráinne de Búrca
NYU Law Faculty
'Should Hungary and Poland be EU Member States?'  

'Should Hungary and Poland be EU Member States?'

3 March 2021

1-2pm

Professor Henri de Waele
Radboud University Nijmegan & University of Antwerp
''…wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them': Re-appraising Success and Failure in the Life of the European Court of Justice'  

''…wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them': Re-appraising Success and Failure in the Life of the European Court of Justice'

10 March 2021

1-2pm 

Judge Tamara Perišin
General Court of the European Union 

'The Rule of Law and the Vigilance of Individuals before EU Courts'   Not recorded

11 March 2021

11:30am-12:30pm 

Dr Zoe Adams, Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor Simon Deakin, Ms Sarah Fraser Butlin, Professor Owen Warnock

'Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 5'

 

Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 5

Zoe Adams slides

17 March 2021

5-6pm

Professor Antonio Estella de Noriega 
Carlos III University of Madrid
'EU Fiscal Policy in the Midst of the Pandemic'  

Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 5

Antonio Estella de Noriega slides

 

Michaelmas Term 2020

Date

Speaker(s)

Title/Further Information

Registration

Recording / resources

30 September 2020

Representatives from the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), Centre for Public Law (CPL) and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL).

'Rapid Response Seminar on the UK Internal Market Bill'

 

Rapid Response Seminar on the UK Internal Market Bill

7 October 2020

Monckton-Faculty of Law Webinar Series on EU Relations Law

Chair: Professor Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge

Speaker 1: Jack Williams - Monckton Chambers
Speaker 2: George Peretz QC - Monckton Chambers
Speaker 3: Professor Alison Young - University of Cambridge
Speaker 4: Professor Kenneth Armstrong - University of Cambridge

'What is EU Relations Law? The Legal Ecosystem of Brexit'

 

Audio: What is EU Relations Law? The Legal Ecosystem of Brexit

Video: 'What is EU Relations Law? The Legal Ecosystem of Brexit'

'What is EU Relations Law? The Legal Ecosystem of Brexit

Alison Young slides

Jack Williams slides

14 October 2020

Monckton-Faculty of Law Webinar Series on EU Relations Law

Chair: Christopher Vajda, former judge of the Court of Justice of the EU

Speaker 1: Professor Takis Tridimas, Kings College London
Speaker 2: Dr Emily Hancox, University of Cambridge
Speaker 3: Dr Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge
Speaker 4: Jack Williams, Monckton Chambers

'EU Relations Law – Interpretation, Enforcement and Dispute Resolution'

 

'EU Relations Law – Interpretation, Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Jack Williams slides

19 October 2020

David Gauke
Former Lord Chancellor

'Brexit: what's happened and what's to come'

 

Brexit: what's happened and what's to come

20 October 2020

Martin Donnelly
Boeing

'Negotiating trade deals and related topics including the WTO and Brexit'

 

Negotiating trade deals and related topics including the WTO and Brexit

 

21 October 2020

Professor Anu Bradford
Columbia Law School

'The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World'

 

Brexit: what's happened and what's to come

28 October 2020

Sir Stephen Wall
Former Foreign Policy Adviser

'Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit'

 

Brexit: what's happened and what's to come

4 November 2020

Professor Diamond Ashiagbor
University of Kent

'Provincialising Europe: the European Union and the African Union as reactions against or an integral part of globalisation?'

 

Brexit: what's happened and what's to come

11 November 2020

Michal Bobek
Advocate General, Court of Justice

'More Heads, More Reason? A comparative reflection on the role of enlarged judicial formations in apex jurisdictions'

 

Not recorded

18 November 2020

*5pm*

Professor Daniel Halberstam
University of Michigan

'Understanding National Procedural Autonomy: The Promise and Failure of Race Equality Litigation in Europe'

 

Not recorded

25 November 2020

Monckton-Faculty of Law Webinar Series on EU Relations Law

Chair: Valentina Sloane Q.C., Monckton Chambers

Speaker 1: Professor Jo Hunt, University of Cardiff
Speaker 2: Alan Bates, Monckton Chambers
Speaker 3: Professor Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge
Speaker 4: Professor Stephen Weatherill, University of Oxford

'The UK Internal Market'

 

The UK Internal Market

2 December 2020

Monckton-Faculty of Law Webinar Series on EU Relations Law

Chair Philip Moser Q.C., Monckton Chambers

Speaker 1: Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge
Speaker 2: Gerry Facenna Q.C., Monckton Chambers
Speaker 3: Alexander Horne, Legal Adviser, House of Lords International Agreements Committee
Speaker 4: Dr Brendan McGurk, Monckton Chambers

'UK External Trade Relations'

 

The UK Internal Market

7 December 2020

*5pm*

Monckton-Faculty of Law Webinar Series on EU Relations Law

Chair: Judge Ian Forrester, former judge at the General Court, CJEU

Speaker 1: Anneli Howard, Monckton Chambers
Speaker 2: George Peretz Q.C., Monckton Chambers
Speaker 3: Michael Bowsher Q.C., Monckton Chambers
Speaker 4: Dr Oke Odudu, University of Cambridge

'A Level Playing Field for EU-UK Economic Relations'

 

A Level Playing Field for EU-UK Economic Relations

Anneli Howard slides

Oke Odudu slides

All welcome 

Enquiries to cels@law.cam.ac.uk

Further information on upcoming seminars can be found in the Events Calendar.

Previous seminar series are also available.