Leading British Legal Expert Draws Distinguished Audience

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Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, QC (Hon), a leading figure in judicial and government policy in the United Kingdom, will deliver a special lecture in Malaysia next week, sponsored by the University of London International Programmes and the Asean Law Association of Malaysia (ALA).

Venue: Sarawak Room, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Date: Monday 9 July 2012.

Time: 5.30pm – Arrival of Guests; 6.00pm – Lecture; 7.15pm – Reception.

Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, QC (Hon), a leading figure in judicial and government policy in the United Kingdom, will deliver a special lecture in Malaysia next week.

The lecture will be delivered in the presence of Guest of Honour, The Right Honourable Tun Arifin Zakaria, Chief Justice of Malaysia. The lecture will be chaired by The Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Seri (Dr) James Foong, an alumnus of the University of London International Programmes.

Widely published within her field and appointed DBE in the Queen’s 2006 Birthday Honours List, Professor Genn will address the subject of “Mediation developments in England”.

Professor Genn, Dean of Laws and Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL) will review the use of private mediation as an alternative to judicial determination.

Focusing principally on civil and commercial disputes, the lecture will trace policy development since the mid-1990s and review what we have learned about the benefits and downsides of mediation for parties and lawyers. Professor Genn will also reflect on current pressure to see compulsory mediation as a cost-saving measure and question the extent to which mediation can be viewed as a vehicle for access to justice.

The lecture is sponsored by the University of London International Programmes Undergraduate Laws Programme and the Asean Law Association of Malaysia (ALA).

Other attendees at the lecture will include representatives and alumni from the University of London International Programmes, as well as senior Malaysian judges and members of the Bar Council.

Notes for Editors

  • The University of London was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Its founding principle is to provide education for all, irrespective of race, creed or political belief.
  • In 1858, the University of London was granted its fourth Charter, which paved the way for the establishment of the University of London External System, which became known as the University of London International Programmes from 1 August 2010.
  • The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
  • The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
  • Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
  • Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.
  • To find out more about the University of London International Programmes, visit our website: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk.
  • There are more than 18,000 students studying worldwide, including Malaysia, on the University of London International Programmes Undergraduate Laws Programme.
  • There are nine teaching institutions recognised by the University of London International Programmes in Malaysia: Advance Tertiary College, Brickfields Asia College, Crescendo International College, HELP Academy SDN BHD, HELP College of Arts & Technology, formerly HELP International College of Technology, KDU University College SDN BHD, Kolej PTPL Penang, SEGi College Sarawak, Stamford College (PJ) Sdn Bhd.

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