Oxford Dean to deliver fifth annual Coxford Lecture

March 11, 2013

Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, will deliver the 5th annual Coxford Lecture on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of the Faculty of Law.

Endicott’s lecture, “Interpretation and the Rule of Law”, will argue that the job of interpretation is to determine the effect of a legal instrument rather than the intention behind it.

“Professor Endicott is one of the world’s leading public law legal theorists,” says Professor Grant Huscroft, “and his work on language and interpretation is studied internationally. It is a privilege to welcome him to deliver the Coxford Lecture.”

Dean at Oxford since 2007, Endicott writes on jurisprudence and constitutional and administrative law, with special interests in law and language and interpretation.

He is the author of numerous published works, including Vagueness in Law (Oxford University Press 2000) and Administrative Law (2nd ed Oxford University Press 2011).

The Coxford Lecture is the leading annual public law lecture at Western Law and is generously sponsored by Stephen Coxford ’77, Chair of the Board of Governors of Western University.

The prestigious lecture series brings international scholars to Western Law to address important public law questions in order to promote and advance the rule of law.

Previous speakers in the Coxford Lecture series include Larry Alexander, Professor Jeremy Waldron, Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy and The Hon Justice Ian Binnie.

The lectures are published annually in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

All are welcome to attend this public lecture and the reception which immediately follows.