University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law

announces and invites to an International Symposium

Limiting the Arbitrary Power of Government and
Instituting the Liberties of Man as a Process
(800th Anniversary of Magna Carta)

It is with great honour that we can welcome one of the leading experts on Magna Carta, Professor John Hudson, as the Keynote Speaker at the symposium. 

John Hudson is Professor of Legal History at the University of St. Andrews and William W. Cook Global Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor) and the author of The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Vol. II., 871-1216, (2012), as well as co-author of the introduction to the third, revised edition of the classic work by James C. Holt, Magna Carta (Cambridge UP, 2015). 

John Hudson will speak on "Magna Carta in a European Context." 

The symposium is organised into three sections: Magna Carta 1215 and its Historic Parallels (Gernot Kocher, Graz; Andrej Nared, Ljubljana), Magna Carta – Beyond a Myth (Milos Vec; Veronika Fikfak, Cambridge) and Magna Carta for the 21th century? (Bojan Bugarič, Ljubljana, Samo Bardutzky, Kent, Mojca M. Plesničar, Ljubljana). 

Opening addresses will be given by the Minister of Justice of Republic of Slovenia, Goran Klemenčič, LL.M (Harv.) and Ms Sophie Honey, HM Ambassador to Slovenia, a patron of the event. 

For more about the symposium and please see the programme .

The attendance at the symposium is free of charge. However, we kindly request the attendance to be confirmed at the following address, until October 15 at the latest. 

Organising committee:
Primož Gorkič
Aleš Novak
Katja Škrubej, Head
Saša Zagorc 


3. MUNLawS Student Conference at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is organizing between October 23 – 26, 2015 its third student conference and competition in the simulation of decision-making procedures before the bodies of The United Nations and other international organizations – MUNLawS conference. MUNLawS conference is the largest such Model United Nations student conference in Slovenia and for the second year also supported by the NATO. More than 200 students from around the world and Slovenia will discuss topical themes in the areas of diplomacy, international law and international relations, while improving their negotiation and rhetoric skills in 7 different committees: Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council, NATO, International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Permanent Court of Arbitration.

With this conference we also wish to mark the 70. Anniversary of the United Nations at the Faculty of Law and are thus organizing as part of the conference in cooperation with the United Nations Association for Slovenia on Monday, October 26, 2015 a special roundtable addressing the right to veto as a potential obstacle to a more effective functioning of the Security Council in situations that require action under the Responsibility to Protect concept

All the information about the conference and application forms are available at the conference web page: The deadline for applications is September 15, 2015. Applications for preferred committees and countries are on a first come first serve basis.

The Conference is supported by NATO's Public Division Diplomacy