News Release

REF NO.: 10

SUBJECT: PSA: Second annual Francis Forbes Annual Law Lecture to take place

DATE: October 17, 2017

Beverley McLachlin, chief justice of Canada, will deliver the Chief Justice Francis Forbes Annual Law Lecture on Memorial's St. John's campus on Oct. 19.

Chief Justice McLachlin will speak on the topic Canada’s Criminal Justice System in the 21st Century: Addressing the Challenges and participate in a question and answer session following the lecture.

The annual event is co-sponsored by Memorial University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The lecture series was initiated in 2016 to address legal issues of public concern and to unite Memorial University and the provincial legal community in a venture seeking to examine the public interest.

The Chief Justice Francis Forbes Annual Law Lecture is dedicated to the memory of Sir Francis Forbes, who served as the chief justice in the Supreme Court of Judicature in Newfoundland from 1816-22 and was instrumental in shaping the early face of constitutionalism and the rule of law in Newfoundland.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (IIC-2001).

A reception will follow. The event is open to all and parking is available in lot 15B.

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