A Judicial Conversation: A judge’s personal journey: the Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson in conversation with Ruth Herz and Professor Leslie J Moran
24 Feb 2020, 18:00 to 24 Feb 2020, 19:30
IALS Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Lord John Dyson is one of the leading lawyers of his generation. After a successful career at the Bar, he rose to become a Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls. Judges rarely reveal their true thoughts and feelings about their work. They know that they owe the public a duty to keep the judicial mask in place.
Liberated by his retirement 4 years ago Lord Dyson has written a retrospective on his life and his career. In his compelling memoir, he gives insights into the challenges of judging and describes his life and career with disarming candour. He also gives a fascinating account of his immigrant background, the impact of the Holocaust on his family and his journey from the Jewish community in Leeds in the 1950s to the top of his profession.
The ‘Judicial Conversation’ with Lord Dyson provides a rare and exciting opportunity to delve deeper not only into Lord Dyson’s experience of life as a leading judge but also to explore the challenges of writing such a candid memoire.
Leslie J Moran is Professor of Law and a visiting researcher at Birkbeck College and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Dr. Ruth Herz is a former judge in Cologne and visiting professor at Birkbeck School of Law.
This event is free but advance booking is required
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