Rule of Law Lecture Series

War crimes, the rule of law and the role of the International Criminal Court

August 2022 Rule of Law lecture

On August 11, 2022, the Law Society hosted a public presentation by the Honourable Judge Kimberly Prost, of the International Criminal Court. Judge Prost spoke to her experience prosecuting genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to the importance of international justice institutions. 

Judge Prost has had an extraordinary criminal law career in Canada and globally, and in 2017 was elected as a judge of the International Criminal Court in the Hague where she currently serves in the Trial Division.

Click here to see the full recording of Judge Prost's presentation and Q&A.

Videos of past lectures

April 2022

Why lawyers do what they do, for you

Renowned criminal defence lawyer Marie Henein raised concerns about the attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during the nomination process for the US Supreme Court, the UK government’s criticism of lawyers, and the increasing prevalence of lawyer morality being called in to question by government, the media and the public.


Privacy, technology and the rule of law

The third annual Rule of Law Lecture featured speeches about privacy, technology and the rule of law by the Right Honourable Beverley Mcachlin, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Richard Peck, QC. The discussion was moderated by Jennifer Chow, QC. 

Presentation transcript: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Presentation transcript: Richard Peck, QC


The rule of law and social justice 

At the second annual Rule of Law Lecture, former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie, CC, QC, dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law Dr. Catherine Dauvergne, and National Post columnist Jonathan Kay engage in a lively dialogue, moderated by Jennifer Chow, QC, on how the rule of law and social justice interact and intersect.


Brexit, Presidential Executive Orders and the Rule of Law

The Law Society’s first Annual Rule of Law Lecture Series features speakers Anne Egeler, Deputy Solicitor General of Washington State and Richard Gordon, QC, lead counsel for Wales in the high-profile Brexit case Miller v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.