Forty Years On From The Political Constitution: Reflections on Law, Politics and Authority in J.A.G. Griffith’s Chorley Lecture

Professor Gee welcomes delegatesEarlier this month the School of Law hosted a conference entitled ‘Forty Years On From The Political Constitution: Reflections on Law, Politics and Authority in J.A.G. Griffith’s Chorley Lecture’. The conference anticipates the 40th anniversary in 2018 of J.A.G. Griffith’s influential 1978 Chorley Lecture on ‘The Political Constitution’. Professor Martin Loughlin (LSE)—who studied under, worked alongside and was friends with Professor Griffith—delivered the keynote lecture, which was a tour de force explaining the significance and intellectual legacy of Griffith’s lecture. Several members of staff from the School of law participated, including Professor Graham GeeDr Richard KirkhamDr Joseph Tomlinson and Dr Dimitris Tsarapatsanis. One of the School’s PhD students, Robert Greally, participated in a PhD panel that formed part of the conference proceedings. The conference was funded by the Modern Law Review, with contributions from the School of Law and Strathclyde University.