Professor Brand has agreed to come to Australia and deliver lectures in Canberra and Sydney on the Magna Carta.

The High Court of Australia has invited Professor Brand to deliver a lecture on 13 May 2015 at the High Court entitled “Magna Carta and the development of the common law.”

Professor Brand will also deliver the Australian Academy of Law’s annual Patron’s Address in Sydney on 18 May 2015 in the Ceremonial Federal Court.

Professor Brand is an Emeritus Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He is a Professor of English Legal History at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He works on English medieval legal history and has written monographs on the The Origins of the English legal profession (1992) and on Kings, Barons and Justices: The Making and Enforcement of Legislation in Thirteenth Century England (2003) as well as editing four volumes of The Earliest English Law Reports and the two earliest volumes of The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England.