UNB Faculty of Law's Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture Series


  The Viscount Bennett MemorialLecture Series

was established at the UNB Faculty of Law in 1975,

under the terms of the will of Viscount Bennett of

         Mickleham, Calgary and Hopewell.            

Born at Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, Richard Bedford Bennett (1870-1947) had a long and distinguished career as lawyer, politician and statesman, serving as Prime Minister from 1930-35.  In 1941 he was raised to the peerage of the United Kingdom.  In commemoration of Viscount Bennett’s life and career, this lecture series promotes greater appreciation of the role of law in contemporary society.

The Right Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett Photo credit: National Archives of Canada
Prime Minister R. B. Bennett in civil uniform, ca. 1930-1935. Photo credit: National Archives of Canada

List of Lecturers.  Many of the lectures have been published in the University of New Brunswick Law Journal (UNBLJ).