In this seminar, Professor David Howarth, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge will explore the relationship between law and politics, and the role of lawyers in politics. He will also consider the relationships between lawyers, civil servants and the rule of law. One of Professor Howarth’s particular interests is the manner in which law and politics appear to be separating throughout the developed world. Are lawyers withdrawing from participation in democratic politics? If so, what, if anything, should be done about it?