THE CAMBRIDGE LECTURES 2017

Queens' College
University of Cambridge, England

July 2 - 8, 2017

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SUNDAY, JULY 2

12:00 p.m.

Check-in at Queens' College, University of Cambridge

12:00 - 2:30p.m.

Buffet Luncheon - Bar/Conservatory

7:00 p.m.

Dinner - Dining Hall

Dinner in honour of The Right Honourable Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for her support for The Cambridge Lectures, and in recognition of the foundational work of The Honourable Douglas Carruthers, Frank McArdle, The Honourable Robert Armstrong and Lynn Morrison.

Welcome Remarks: The Honourable Justice Robert Sharpe, Chair and President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal

After Dinner Remarks: The Honourable Justice Robert Sharpe and Patricia Jackson, Torys, Toronto


MONDAY, JULY 3

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

8:45 a.m.

Lectures - Fitzpatrick Hall

"Judging in a Diverse Society"
Moderator: The Honourable Justice Robert Sharpe, Chair and President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Lecturer: The Right Honourable Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada

9:30 a.m.

"2017-1917: Years of Revolution?"
Moderator: The Honourable Justice Constance Hunt, retired Justice of the Alberta Court of Appeal
Lecturer: Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden, St. Antony's College, Oxford

11:00 a.m.

Health Break - Lyon Court

11:30 a.m.

"East West Street: On the Origins of 'Genocide' and 'Crimes' Against Humanity"
Moderator: The Honourable Judge Joanne Challenger, Provincial Court of British Columbia
Lecturer: Philippe Sands QC, Matrix Chambers, London and Professor of Law, University College London

1:00 p.m.

Luncheon - Dining Hall

2:15 p.m.

"Doing Business in Putin's Russia: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice"
Moderator: Paul Schabas, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto and Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada
Lecturer: Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, London

4:15 p.m.

Group Photograph of Delegates and Lecturers, Walnut Tree Court (weather permitting)

5:30 p.m.

Reception - Walnut Tree Court
Host: HE Ms. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

7:00 p.m.

Dinner - Dining Hall

Introduction: The Honourable Justice Robert Sharpe, Chairman and President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Before Dinner Remarks: HE Mrs. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Introduction: The Honourable Chief Justice George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario
After Dinner Remarks: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada


TUESDAY, JULY 4

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.

"Working at the International Court of Justice"
Moderator: Ira Nishisato, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto
Lecturer: The Honourable Judge James Crawford, International Court of Justice and Emeritus Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge

10:30 a.m.

Health Break - Lyon Court

11:00 a.m.

"Who Pays for Equality? Historical Musings About the Recent American Election"
Moderator: The Honourable Douglas Carruthers, retired Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and former Chair and President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
Lecturer: The Honourable Judge Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Dining Hall

2:00 p.m.

"The U.S. Supreme Court: How Broken Is the Confirmation Process?"
Moderator: The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta
Lecturer: Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow at Yale Law School

4:15 p.m.

Group Photograph of Delegates and Lecturers - Walnut Tree Court (rain date)

7:00 p.m.

Dinner - Dining Hall


WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.

"Brexit"
Moderator: Brian Smith, Q.C., Gowling WLG, Vancouver
Lecturer: The Right Honourable Lord Eatwell, House of Lords and President of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

10:30 a.m.

Health Break - Lyon Court

11:00 a.m.

"Parliament in Court: Reflections on a Developing Jurisprudence in South Africa"
Moderator: The Honourable Margaret McMurdo, recently retired President of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Australia
Lecturer: Professor Kate O’Regan, former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and currently, inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Dining Hall

2:00 p.m.

NO SCHEDULED LECTURES

FREE EVENING

No dinner in Dining Hall


THURSDAY, JULY 6

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.

"Allies Among Allies: Justice Robert H. Jackson and His U.K. Colleagues on the Road to Nuremberg, 1945"
Moderator: The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
Lecturer: Professor John Barrett, St. John’s University School of Law, New York, New York

10:30 a.m.

Health Break - Lyon Court

11:00 a.m.

"Marshall Hall: A Law Unto Himself"
Moderator: Guy Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa
Lecturer: Sally Smith QC, One Crown Office Row, London

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Dining Hall

2:00 p.m.

"Research Round-Table"
Moderator: Professor Kent Roach, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Panel: Professor Neil Andrews, Professor Mark Elliot and Professor Paul Daly of the University of Cambridge Law Faculty will discuss their current research.

7:00 p.m.

BBQ Dinner – Lyon Court


FRIDAY, JULY 7

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.

"Commercial Litigation: Illegality"
Moderator: Pierre Bienvenu, Norton Rose Fulbright, Montreal
Lecturer: Lord Grabiner, QC, One Essex Court, London and Master of Clare College, University of Cambridge

10:30 a.m.

Health Break - Lyon Court

11:00 a.m.

"The UK Constitution on the Move"
Moderator: Professor Constance Backhouse, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Lecturer: The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Dining Hall

2:00 p.m.

"Fireside Chat"
Moderator: Michael Enright, CBC, Toronto
Panel: The Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis and The Honourable Justice Richard Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada

7:00 p.m.

Dinner - Dining Hall


SATURDAY, JULY 8

6:30 a.m.

Coffee and croissants for early morning departures - Dining Hall

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall

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