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REF NO.: 114

SUBJECT: Inaugural lecture of new series on the law in Newfoundland and Labrador to take place

DATE: Jan. 21

The Chief Justice Francis Forbes Annual Law Lecture will launch at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus on Monday, Jan. 25

J. Derek Green, chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador, will deliver the inaugural lecture on the topic of Re-Imagining Justice: Finding Local Solutions to the Access Crisis. He will participate in a question and answer session following the lecture.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Memorial University, the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The series is an initiative 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 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 takes place Monday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Richard Fagan Lecture Theatre, room M1M101 in Memorial’s Medical Education Centre. A reception will follow. The lecture is open to all and parking is available in lots 9 and 9L.

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For more information, please contact Janet Harron, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University, at jharron@mun.ca or (709) 864-8292.

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