David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law, delivered a Tercentenary Lecture at the University of Glasgow School of Law on October 3. The lecture – titled “What is the Welfare State?" – traced the changing ways in which economic action and social protections have been related over the last 300 years, and discussed how the modern welfare state has been understood (and misunderstood) in political and sociological discourse. 

The Tercentenary Lecture series, arranged to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Glasgow’s Regius Chair in Law, also featured two other academics with NYU law associations – Shaheed Fatima and Martti Koskenniemi, both of whom are members of the NYU Law’s Global Faculty. In 2007, Garland presented the Tercentenary Lecture at Edinburgh University’s School of Law to mark the 300th anniversary of the Regius Professorship of Public Law, the Law of Nature and the Law of Nations. That chair is currently occupied by Professor Neil Walker, who is also a member of NYU Law's Global Faculty. 

Posted on October 28, 2013