Oxford Law dean to deliver Coxford Lecture

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

Endicott’s lecture, Interpretation and the Rule of Law, will argue 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,” said Grant Huscroft, Western Law professor, “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, 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 and Administrative Law.

The Coxford Lecture, Western Law’s leading annual lecture, is sponsored by Stephen Coxford, LLB’77, Western Board of Governors chair. The 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, Jeremy Waldron, Jeffrey Goldsworthy and Justice Ian Binnie.

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