During the last 20 years, some of the world’s most distinguished scholars have been invited to the law school to deliver a public lecture in memory of the late former dean Cecil A. Wright, who founded U of T’s modern law school.

The 2017-18 Wright Lecture

Lucia Zedner

Lucia Zedner
Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law, and member of the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

Counterterrorism on Campus: A Threat to Academic Freedoms?

Monday, October 16, 2017
4:10pm to 6:00pm
Jackman Law Building, Room P120
78 Queen's Park

Lucia Zedner will discuss the statutory duty imposed by Section 26 of the United Kingdom’s Counterterrorism and Security Act of 2015.  This Act requires educational institutions to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism."

Lucia Zedner is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law, and member of the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. From 1994 to 2016 she was a Law Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She was formerly a doctoral student and then Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford (1984-89) and a lecturer at the London School of Economics (1989-94). She returned to Oxford in 1994, becoming a Reader in 1999 and Professor in 2005. She was elected as a Fellow of The British Academy in 2012 and as an Overseas Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2015.

See the Wright Lecture archives to find out more information about past lectures, including in some cases a description, the text, or a video of the lecture.