The LMH Law Society is very pleased to invite alumni and a guest to its annual dinner. This year we are delighted to announce that our pre-dinner speaker, in conversation with the Principal, Alan Rusbridger, will be Professor Philippe Sands QC.
Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN and writes frequently for leading newspapers. As a practising barrister he has extensive experience litigating cases before international courts. Leading cases in which he has been involved include Pinochet and Guantanamo detainees. He is author of Lawless World (Penguin, 2006) on the illegality of the Iraq war, and Torture Team (Penguin, 2008) on liability for torture. His latest book, East West Street (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2016), won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. It is a compelling family memoir which intersects with the story of the Jewish legal minds who sowed the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials. The book won the British Book Awards accolade of Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2017.
Professor Sands will be in conversation with Alan Rusbridger from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm in the Simpkins Lee Theatre. A drinks reception will follow in the Monson Room and there will be a three-course dinner in Deneke Dining Hall at 7.45 pm.
The dress code is black tie and similarly formal attire for women. Places cost £45.00 per person and you are welcome to bring a guest. Please book online by Friday 5th January 2018.
If you wish to attend only the 'In Conversation' part of the event, for which there is no charge, please register by Friday 5th January 2018.