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Breakfast Club 1: Enemies of the people? The role of an independent judiciary in times of populism

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Rogger-Saal
Plenary / Breakfast Club
english language

Speakers

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Professor of Private Law, University of Vienna; President, European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna Chair

BA, Dr. jur. LORD THOMAS OF CWMGIEDD

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

1972-1996 Barrister and Queen's Counsel (1984)
1996 Judge of High Court, Commercial Court of England and Wales
1998-2001 Presiding Judge of Wales
2002-2003 Judge in charge of the Commercial Court of England and Wales
2003-2006 Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales and Judge of Court of Appeal
2008-2011 Vice President of the Queen's Bench Division and Judge of Court of Appeal
 Since 2013 Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
2011-2013 President of the Queen's Bench Divison and Judge of Court of Appeal

Dr. LL.M Christiane C. WENDEHORST

Professor of Private Law, University of Vienna; President, European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna

1988-1995 Law Studies, First and Second State Examination in Law, LMU Munich
1993-1998 Doctorate in law and Habilitation, LMU Munich
1997-1998 Master of Laws, University of Cambridge
1998-1999 Gerd-Bucerius-Chair for Comparative Law and Legal Harmonisation in the Baltic Sea Region, University of Greifswald
1999-2008 Professor of Private Law, Medical Law, Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law (Chair), University of Göttingen
2000-2008 Managing Director, Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies, Göttingen
since 2008 Professor of Private Law (Chair), Department of Civil Law, University of Vienna
since 2011 Founding Member and currently President of the European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna
since 2015 Chair, Private Law Section, Austrian Jurists Association (ÖJT), Vienna
since 2017 Chair, Academy Council, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

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