On 16 March 2020 prof. Ewan McKendrick was to give his inaugural lecture. It was to be preceded by a farewell symposium in honour of prof. John Cartwright. The event had to be postponed because of the covid-19 plague, but a new date will be set as soon as possible.
On 29 September 2016 the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mance, in cooperation with the Europa Institute, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, delivered the ‘Fifth Europa Lecture’, on ‘Jurisdiction, judgments and proper law relating to states outside the Brussels and Rome regimes’.
On 1 December 2015 a symposium was held on collective redress actions in the Netherlands and Europe.
On 17 and 18 October 2013 a two-day event on Anglo-American Law took place.
It commenced on 17 October with a lecture by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Hope of Craighead, former Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, on ‘Scots law’s debt to Leiden’. Leiden has a special place in the history of Scots law. For several decades, at a crucial stage of the development of Scots law, it was to Leiden that many of those who were intending to practice law in Scotland came to study. The law they took back with them to Scotland was the civil law (ius commune). Scots private law is still based on civilian principles, though it was never entirely without some borrowing from English common law. The lecture sought to explore how Scots private law became ‘mixed’ with the English common law, and what it means to have a ‘mixed system’ today.
On 18 October prof. Olav Haazen gave his inaugural lecture. It’s title was ‘Between a right and a wrong. Ordinary cases, civil procedure, and democracy’.
The lecture was preceded by a seminar, on ‘Facts and the Law in English and Dutch decision making. Do facts really matter?’