Osgoode/Lassonde Lecture: 'Law as Engineering'
Jan 7, 2014, 12:30pm-2pm
The book Law as Engineering proposes a radically new way of thinking about law, as a profession and discipline concerned with design rather than with litigation, and having much in common with engineering in the way it produces devices useful for its clients. It uses that comparison to propose ways of improving legal design, to advocate a transformation of legal ethics so that the profession learns from its role in the crash of 2008, and to reform legal education and research.
Offering a totally new perspective, this book will be a fascinating read for law students and prospective law students, legal academics across all sub-fields, lawyers in government, especially those engaged in drafting legislation, and policymakers.
David Howarth is a British academic and Liberal Democrat politician who was member of Parliament for Cambridge from 2005 to 2010. He is currently an electoral commissioner and a reader in law at the University of Cambridge.
RSVP at osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp, event code: LAE
|Location:||2027 Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Sponsor:||Osgoode Hall Law School & Lassonde School of Engineering|
|Posted by:||Jody-Ann Rowe|