Lecture Series

  • In line with its commitment to enrich and advance the UAE legal sector, the Academy of Law runs a series of evening lectures throughout the year at venues within the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Each lecture features either a keynote address or panel discussion on a topical legal issue followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The Academy of Law routinely secures talks from some of the world’s most prominent legal professionals. Previous speakers have included The Hon. Mr. Justice Jeremy Cooke, Judge in Charge of the UK Commercial Court, Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Lecture Series No. 3 of 2017

“Research focused on problems of legal design in market democracies in the context of globalization and innovation”

Speaker: Gillian Hadfield – University of Southern California Law | Law Design, Law and Economics | Kirtland Professor of Law, Professor of Economics

Date: November 14, 2017

Time: 17:00 to 19:00

Venue: DRA Office, Floor 3, Building 5, Gate District, DIFC, Dubai

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For registration and seat reservation please email. Jeff at jefferson.burton@draacademy.ae or Maristela at maristela.albores@draacademy.ae


Lecture Series No. 2 of 2017

“Developments in UK professional qualification and legal practice”

Speaker: The Law Society President Robert Bourns

Date: March 26, 2017

Time: 17:30 to 19:00

Venue: DRA Office, Floor 3, Building 5, Gate District, DIFC, Dubai

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Lecture Series No. 1 of 2017

“The Complementary Roles of Commercial Courts and Arbitration”

Speaker: The Right Honourable Tun Arifin bin Zakaria, Chief Justice of Malaysia

Date: March 5, 2017

Time: 17:30 to 19:00

Venue: DRA Office, Floor 3, Building 5, Gate District, DIFC, Dubai

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Previous lecture is made available on the Academy of Law YouTube channel.