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CREATe Online Public Lecture: ‘Can’t those European Judges Think for Themselves? Why the Court of Justice of the European Union has Advocates General’

By 24 February 2021January 3rd, 2024No Comments

We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Sharpston QC will be delivering our second public lecture of this academic year. Due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which remain in place, this event will be hosted online.

“Can’t those European Judges Think for Themselves?”: Why the Court of Justice of the European Union Has Advocates General

Speaker: Eleanor Sharpston QC
Date: Wednesday 24 February 17:30-19:00 GMT

Eleanor Sharpston QC served as an Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union from 2006 to 2020. During her stint at the Court, AG Sharpston made a substantial contribution to the development of EU law, having also opined in intellectual property matters such as SGAE v Rafael Hoteles (C-306/05, on communication to the public) and Intel v CPM (C-252/07, on trade mark dilution). In 2010, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution to the field of European Community law. Learn more about her work on Verfassungsblog and the Hamlyn lectures archive.

And watch this space for our last public lecture of this series on 24 March, 17:30-19:00, with Dr Emily Hudson (Reader in Law, KCL) speaking on ‘An Empirical Perspective on Drafting Copyright Exceptions.’