U of S lecture marks 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law invites media to attend Carolyn Harris's presentation Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World.

Date: Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Where: Room 150, MLT Lecture Theatre
College of Law
15 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

This year marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, which has endured political, legal and social repercussions across the globe over the past eight centuries. In her lecture, Harris will discuss how this remarkable document remains relevant and how it has helped shape our world into the 21st century.

Harris is the author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights (Dundurn Press, 2015). She teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and received her PhD in European history from Queen's University in 2012. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsonian Magazine, and the BBC News Magazine.

For a complete list of McKercher Lecture Series presentations, visit http://law.usask.ca/find-people/McKercher-LLP-Lecture-Series.php

Robert McKercher, QC (BA'50, LLB'52), along with his brother Donald McKercher, QC (LLB'55) established the local law firm now known as McKercher LLP. The McKercher Lecture Series is one of two established in the College of Law with the help of Robert and his wife of 60 years, Peggy. The two also helped establish the Huskie Academic and Athletic Award of Excellence.


For more information, please contact:

Debora Senger
Communications and Alumni Relations Officer
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

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