Bristol conference to discuss British media and legal system
SOME of the country’s leading minds will discuss the relationship between the law and the media at the at the first Bristol Law conference on Friday 8 March 2013.
The event, being held at Bristol University’s Wills Memorial Building, aims to provoke wide-ranging discussion and debate on some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the system of press regulation.
Speakers at the event include Lord Hunt, the current Chair of the Press Complaints Commission, who will be discussing the culture, practices and ethics of the press, Chief Constable Nick Gargan, who will be speaking about the relationship between the police and the media, and Baroness Hale, the highest ranking female judge in the UK who sits in the Supreme Court who will be talking about the pros and cons of a more visible Supreme Court.
The event is followed by a Q & A panel discussion about the challenges social media and the internet pose for the law with Gillian Phillips, director of editorial legal services for Guardian News & Media and Professor Lorna Woods, co-director of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University London.
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Ross Burrell and Steven Hunter, co-founders and co-ordinators of the conference, said: “We will be showcasing some of the most eminent academic, professional and student legal minds in the country, inspiring debate on one of the most topical and complex issues faced by the British media and legal system to date.”
The event, co-founded by final-year Bristol Law LLB students Steven Hunter and Ross Burrell, is funded by Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke, Bond Pearce, Linklaters and the university’s Alumni Foundation.
The event will be held from 1pm to 4pm and is free for all university students to attend on registration at the Bristol Law Conference website: http://bristollawconference.com/.