News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

Once posted, entries will be retained until they have taken place. If you would like your event included on this page, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017

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2018

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Latest  . . .

Where next for probation services in England and Wales? Priorities for 'Through the Gate' resettlement and options for the Transforming Rehabilitation framework, London

Should We Have the 'Right to Die'?, Keele

Symposium on Compassion: Child and family law, London

6th Conference of the European Association of Health Law, Bergen, Norway

Power, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell's contribution to critical trusts scholarship, Canterbury: the SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event

Law, Translation and Migration: An enlightening relationship, Birmingham: the SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event

Rethinking Transitional Justice: What does it mean today? – postgraduate/early career workshop, Oxford (an SLSA co-sponsored event)


2017


June

Unaccompanied Minors: Law, policy and practice – workshop 3

Date: 24 June 2017

Venue: Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier Business School

Please see website for details. This is the final workshop in a series of three focusing on unaccompanied refugees in Scotland.

First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia

Date: 29 June 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Please see flyer for details. 

Wellness for Law UK: 2017 Forum

Dates: 29 June–30 July 2017

Venue: Inner Temple, London

Please see poster and website for details.

North East PGR Law Forum Conference

Date: 30 June 2017

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details.

Societal Constitutions in Transnational Regimes: small travel grants for junior scholars available

Dates: 30 June to I July 2017

Venue: Law Building, Cardiff University

Organised by the Centre of Law and Society. The Centre of Law and Society is offering a number of small travel grants for junior scholars to attend this event. Please contact the Centre's director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See programme and website for details. 

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July

Brexit in Context: History, politics and society

Date: 3 July 2017

Venue: University of Northampton

Keynote speaker: Professor Glen O'Hara, Oxford Brookes University

Please see flyer for details.

A Conference on Regulation and Criminology: Looking back, thinking forward

Date: 3 July 2017

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

This event is free but registration is required. Please see website for details.

Knowledge Exchange Symposium: Economic, social and cultural rights and sustaining peace – developing new insights into peacebuilding, Lancaster

Date: 5 July 2017

Venue: Lancaster University

Please see website for details. 

Vulnerability is Good: The implications for law of positive accounts of vulnerability

Date: 5 July 2017

Venue: Rector's Drawing Room, Exeter College, University of Oxford

Keynote: Professor Martha A Fineman

There are a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested in attending please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for attendance. For more details please the attached programme.

Conference on Gender Neutrality in Legislative Drafting

Date: 5 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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Black Lives Matter: History acts workshops

Date: 6 July 2017

Venue: University of Birmingham

Please see website for details.

Iredell Conference for Postgraduate Students: Beyond the horizon – advancements in law in the 21st century

Date: 7 July 2017

Venue: Lanacster Law School, Lancaster University

Please see flyer for details. 

LGBTI Human Rights 2017

Date: 7 July 2017

Venue: Centre of European Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Please see website for full details.

Effective Law and Regulation

Date: 7 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

Book Launch: The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-Making Process

Date: 7 July 2017

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, 50-51 High Holborn, London

Please see website for registration. There is a 20% discount on this book with this flyer.

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Summer Law Institute: Executive education training program

Dates: 8 July 2017– 5 August 2017

Venue: Beijing Law School, China

Please see website and brochure for details. gLAWcal is running a crowdfunding campaign on gofundme and on the gLAWcal website to provide scholarships for students from low-income countries who could otherwise not attend. Note: the deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

International Congress on Law and Mental Health: call for expressions of interest for session on 'Criminal responsibility'

Date: 9–14 July 2017

Venue: Charles University, Prague

Full details of this congress are available on the website. If you are interested in this sesion on 'Criminal responsibility', please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 W G Hart Legal Workshop on Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World

Dates: 10–11 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

See website for details.

Juris Diversitas: 5th Annual Conference

Dates: 10–12 July 2017

Venue: Lyon, France

Theme: Law and Food

In partnerships with EM Lyon and Université Jean Moulin. Please see website for details.

Sixth Biennial Conference on Applied Legal Storytelling

Dates: 11–13 July 2017

Venue: American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details.

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Symposium on Compassion: Child and family law

Date: 13 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

A symposium exploring compassion in relation to child and family law – through presentations and discussion, including speakers from academia, practice, the charitable sector, and the judiciary. Please see website for details. New £20 student rate now available.

Urban Law Day 2017

Date: 14 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Urban Law Day 2017 brings together academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, and lawyers to focus on the legal issues arising from the New Urban Agenda adopted by the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016. Please see website for details

World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy IVR 2017

Dates: 16–21 July 2017

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details.

Should We Have the 'Right to Die'?

Date: 18 July 2017

Venue: Keele, University

Please see flyer for details.

International Society for Family Law 16th World Conference

Dates: 25–29 July 2017

Venue: Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam

Please see website for details.

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September

Victims of Crime Conference: Victims' voices – reform, innovation and action

Dates: 6–7 September 2017

Venue: Brisbane, Australia

Please see website for this Griffith University event.

Law and Culture Conference: Anarchy

Dates: 7–8 September 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Please see flyer for details. 

Institute of Place Management: Fourth international biennial conference

Dates: 7–8 September 2017

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Organised by the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University. Please see website for details. 

European Society for International Law Annual Conference: Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The responses of international law

Dates: 7–9 September 2017

Venue: University of Naples Frederico II

Please see website for details.

Forty Years on from ‘The Political Constitution’: Reflections on law, politics and authority in J A G Griffith’s Chorley Lecture

Dates: 13–14 September 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Keynote speaker: Martin Loughlin

Please see flyer for details.

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Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal: 25th anniversary celebration

Date: 15 September 2017

Venue: City Law School, University of London

Please see flyer for details.

New Advances in Restorative Justice Theory and Practice: CCJS 30th Anniversary Conference

Date: 18 September 2017

Venue: Weetwood Hall, Leeds

This is a University of Leeds event. Please see flyer for details and book via the webpage

Approach to Inequalities: Whose business is it?

Date: 20 September 2016

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details. 

Law, Translation and Migration: An enlightening relationship

Date: 21 September 2017

Venue: Birmingham Law School

This is an SLSA-sponsored event under our Seminar Competition scheme. Please see webpage for details.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote speaker: Fiona Cownie

Please see website for details.

6th Conference of the European Assocation of Health Law

Dates: 28–29 September 2017

Venue: University of Bergen, Norway

Please see website for details.

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October

Memory Laws: Legal regulation of historical interpretations

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies), Ljubljana, Slovenia

Please see flyer for details. 

Compulsory Mediation in the Civil Courts: Opportunity or threat?: call for papers

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Woburn House, London

An event of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council. Please see flyer for details.Call closes: 10 July 2017.

World Conflict Resolution Day 2017: Conversations about peace-building and mediation, Stafford

Date: 19 October 2017

Venue: The Apothecary, Stafford

Please see booking form and flyer for details.

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: The interface between public international law and substantive contract law: call for papers

Date: 20 October 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Contact Convenors: Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Research Fellow at IALS and Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Exeter 

Please see website for details. Closing date for abstracts: 30 June 2017.

Abortion Act 1967: A promise fulfilled?

Dates: 24–25 October 2017

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Please visit website for details. Closing date for booking: 2 August 2017.

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Death in Punishment

Dates: 25–26 October 2017

Venue: Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield

Organised by the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield. Please see website for details.

Power, Property and the Law of Trusts Revisited: Roger Cotterrell's contribution to critical trusts scholarship

Dates: 25–26 October 2017

Venue: Kent University, Canterbury

Those interested can register their interest on the webpage. Further details will be posted in due course. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event via our Seminar Competition

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa: National and regional developments

Dates: 26–27 October 2017

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London

Please see flyer for details. 


November

Where next for probation services in England and Wales? Priorities for 'Through the Gate' resettlement and options for the Transforming Rehabilitation framework

Date: 7 November 2017

Venue: Central London

Guest of Honour: Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation

Please see website for details of this Westminster Legal Policy Forum event.

Children and Digital Rights: Regulating freedoms and safeguards, London: call for papers

Date: 17 November 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details. Closing date: 14 July 2017.

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market: call for abstracts and panels

Dates: 17–18 November 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Please see flyer for details. Calls close: 31 July 2017.

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December

LSAANZ Conference 2017: call for abstracts

Dates: 6–9 December 2017

Venue: Otago University, Dunedin New Zealand

Hosted by the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre for Research Excellence. Please see website for details. Closing date: 14 July 2017.

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2018


March

Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness: call for papers

Dates: 21–22 March 2018

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see website for details. Call closes: 4 December 2017.

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April

Modern Studies in Property Law: call for papers

Date: 10 April 2018

Venue: UCL Laws, Bentham House, London

Please see website for details. Closing date: 25 August 2017.

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May

19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2018

Venue: Örebro University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 1 December 2017.

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June

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. 

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July

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details.