This talk aims to be an entertaining and perhaps thought-provoking sketch of English law as a basic ingredient of the British Empire and Commonwealth - with a glance at International law also.
The Rt Hon. Sir Francis Jacobs QC is Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Professor at King’s College in the University of London. From 1974 to 1988 he was Professor of European Law in the University of London. He also practised as a barrister, specialising in European law. From 1988 to 2006 he served as Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. He currently advises on European law and aspects of international law. His books include The Sovereignty of Law: the European Way (Hamlyn lectures, Cambridge University Press 2007).
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