To be presented by
Professor David Howarth,
Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Fellow of Clare College Cambridge.
David Howarth graduated from Cambridge and then won a Mellon Fellowship to study at Yale Law School, gaining an LLM, and also an MPhil in Sociology at Yale University. He returned to Cambridge to take up a series of academic posts in Law and was subsequently promoted to Professor in 2015. He has a long-standing commitment to teaching as well as research, introducing sociology and economics options to the undergraduate Law programme, and is the founding Director of the MPhil in Public Policy, based in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research has covered both private and public law topics and he is especially interested in issues of legal design. (e.g. Law as Engineering (2014)).
Professor Howarth served as MP for Cambridge (2005-2010), having previously been a Cambridge City Councillor for 17 years, for three of which he was Leader of the Council. From 2010 to 2018 he was a UK Electoral Commissioner and became an honorary bencher of Middle Temple in November 2018.
The lecture will be held in the New Walk Museum