Apr 17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
HKU Law Distinguished Public Law Lecture Series 2023: The Legal Constitution

HKU Law Distinguished Public Law Lecture Series 2023

The Legal Constitution

Professor Peter Cane FBA, FASSA, FAAL
Senior Research Fellow, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Law, Australian National University


Date: 17 April, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Venue: Philip K.H. Wong Theatre, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong


With particular reference to the UK system, the lecture will explore the historical process by which law has become central to our understanding of what a constitution is and what it is for. A significant chapter in that story is AV Dicey’s invention of the concept of “the rule of law”.


Peter Cane is a Senior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Law at Australian National University. His main research interests are in public law, especially comparative administrative law; private law, especially tort law; and legal theory, especially concepts of responsibility. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law. He is the author of Controlling Administrative Power (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Administrative Tribunals and Adjudication (Hart Publishing, 2009), Responsibility in Law and Morality (Hart Publishing, 2002) and The Anatomy of Tort Law (Hart Publishing, 1997).


All are welcome!


This is an in-person event. Please register at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&UEID=87064.


For inquiries, please contact Ms. Grace Chan at or 3917 4727.


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