The Constitution of the Public Sphere: the post-Leveson Landscape (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2013)

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The W G Hart Legal Workshop 2013 will be running at the Institute from Monday 24 June 2013 to Tuesday 25 June 2013

The Constitution of the Public Sphere: the post-Leveson Landscape (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2013)

Academic Directors:
Dr Eoin Carolan, University College Dublin
Dr Andrew Scott, London School of Economics.

Plenary speakers: Geoffrey Robinson QC; Philip Coppel QC, Landmark Chambers; Professor Tom Gibbons, University of Manchester;  Professor John Horgan, Irish Press Ombudsman; Michael McManus, Director of Transition, Press Complaints Commission;  Professor Chris Marsden, University of Sussex;  Professor Leslie Moran, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Alastair Mullis, University of East Anglia; Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News and Media Ltd;  Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham;  Professor Colin Scott, University College Dublin;  Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers; Professor Lorna Woods, City University London;  and a further 25 papers given in parallel sessions.

The W.G. Hart Legal Workshop 2013 will address the array of legal, regulatory and philosophical questions opened by the Leveson Inquiry and Report, and by the subsequent and related reform debates that have fulminated in recent times.   The Workshop will address the following themes in a combination of plenary and parallel sessions:

  • Media Plurality and Media Influence
  • Media, law and Judiciary
  • onstraining Journalism?  Newsgathering and Data Protection
  • Libel and Privacy in the Emerging Regulatory Matrix
  • The Future Shape, Operation and Coherence of Media Regulation
  • The Constitution of the Public Sphere: Reflections on Turbulent times

Plenary speakers will include:

  • Philip Coppel QC, Landmark Chambers
  • Professor Tom Gibbons, University of Manchester
  • Professor John Horgan, Irish Press Ombudsman
  • Michael McManus, Director of Transition, Press Complaints Commission
  • Professor Chris Marsden, University of Sussex
  • Professor Leslie Moran, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professor Alastair Mullis, University of East Anglia
  • Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News and Media Ltd
  • Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC
  • Professor Colin Scott, University College Dublin
  • Hugh Tomlinison QC, Matrix Chambers and Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics
  • Professor Lorna Woods, City University London
  • and a further 25 panel speakers

Draft Programme for the 2013 W G Hart Legal Workshop on The Constitution of the Public Sphere: the post-Leveson Landscape (PDF)

Workshop Fees:
- Full Rate: £120.00 for two days, or £75.00 per day.
- Academics/non-profit sector: £90.00 for two days, or £60.00 per day.
- Postgraduate Students: £50.00 for two days, or £30.00 per day.
- Workshop Dinner: £40.00.
- Accommodation: One nights accommodation at a local hall of residence on Monday 24 June: £40.00

Further information and online registration and booking form

Enquiries: Belinda Crothers, Academic Programmes Manager, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR.  Email: Belinda.Crothers@sas.ac.uk

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