News: conferences, events and seminars


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2017

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2018

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Victims of Crime Conference: Victims' voices – reform, innovation and action, Brisbane, Australia: call for abstracts

LSAANZ Conference 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand: call for abstracts

Brexit and the (Northern) Law School, Liverpool

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018, Bath: call for proposals

Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law 2017, Winchester

The Will of the People? The history of petitioning in Britain and its implications for today, Oxford

Northumbria University Summer Academy in Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice, Newcastle

Doing International Economic Law Differently? Socio-legal methodologies and the study of international trade, investment and financial law, Warwick

Legal Practice and the Legal Profession: The transnational activism of women lawyers of colour, London

Globalization, Fair Taxation and Tax Multilateralism, London

Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell lawyers about their discipline? (John Coffin Annual Memorial Lecture), London

How to Get a PhD in Law: Legal writing, the Ethics Committee, the vivas, and getting your known, London

Law, Compassion and Healthcare, London

Compassion: Immigration and asylum law, London

Compassion: Child and family law, London

The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda, Sheffield

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico 


2017

March

Brexit and Family Law

Date: 27 March 2017

Venue: Trinity College, University of Cambridge

This is a joint seminar of the Child and Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law. Please see website for details.

The ICC’s Preliminary Examinations: Challenges and critiques

Date: 27 March 2017

Venue: University of East London, University Square, Stratford, London

Speaker: Professor Dr Carsten Stahn

Please see website for details.

The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investor-State Arbitration, London

Date: 28 March 2017

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

Speaker: Professor José E Alvarez

Please see website for details.

Legal Practice and the Legal Profession: the transnational activism of women lawyers of colour

Date: 28 March 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Speaker: Dr Gwen Jordan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department University of Illinois Springfield; IALS Visiting Fellow 2016–17.

Please see website for details.

The Future of the European Union Social Market Economy

Date: 24 March 2017

Venue: Maynooth University, Ireland

Please see programme for full details.

The Business of Judging: Judging business related disputes and the role of judges in England and Wales today

Date: 29 March 2017

Venue: University of Liverpool London Campus, Finsbury Park, London

Please see website for details.

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LEAD Book Forum: Gendering European Working Time Regimes by Ania Zbyszewska

Date: 29 March 2017

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

Please see flyer or website for details.

Vice Chancellor's Lecture: Does terrorism work?

Date: 29 March 2017

Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford

Speakers: Richard English talks to Louise Richardson

Please see website for details.

Judge Cryan: Family Arbitration – The First Five Years and its Future

Date: 30 March 2017

Venue: Atkin Building, City University, London

Please see website for details.

Globalization, Fair Taxation and Tax Multilateralism

Date: 30 MArch 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Professor Marcus Livio, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro; IALS Visiting Fellow

Please see website for details.

Postgraduate Conference: The interwoven relationship of law and media

Dates: 30–31 March 2017

Venue: Aberystwyth Law School

Please see webpage for details. 

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April

Migration at the UN: A complex matter

Date: 3 April 2017

Venue: University of East London, University Square, Stratford, London

Speaker: Dr David M Malone

Please see flyer for details.

Author meets readers: The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law, London

Date: 5 April 2017

Venue: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City Law School, London

Panel chair: Professor Carl Stychin

Author: Dr Carmen Draghici

Please see website for details.

Modern Studies in Property Law Publication Workshop

Date: 10 April 2017

Venue: Queen's College Cambridge

Please see flyer for details. 

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2017

Dates: 10–11 April 2017

Venue: University of Portsmouth

Please see website for details. 

Horses, Society and the Law: Past, present and future, Leicester

Date: 11 April 2017

Venue: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see website for details. Programme now available.

Law, Crisis and the Cultural Imaginary in Weimar Germany (1919–1933)

Date: 12 April 2017

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Speaker: Dr Steven Howe

Please see website for details.

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From Collective Legal Consciousness to Legal Consciousness of Collective Dissent?,

Date: 19–20 April 2017

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

Please see website for details.

Prison Reform in England and Wales: Priorities following the White Paper

Date: 20 April 2017

Venue: Central London

Keynote speaker: Bob Neill MP, Chair, Justice Select Committee

Please see website for details.

Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell lawyers about their discipline? (John Coffin Annual Memorial Lecture)

Date: 24 April 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speaker: Professor Linda Mulcahy, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Chair: Professor Michelle O’Malley, Professor of the History of Art and Deputy Director, The Warburg Institute

Host: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Please see website for details.

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Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and contestations

Dates: 24–25 April 2017

Venue: De Montfort University Leicester

A two-day international multidisciplinary symposium bringing together researchers who have engaged in concrete empirical research on unregistered marriages in Europe and beyond, for a truly international representation of research in the area. Please see website for details.

Relationships beyond the Couple: Queering family law

Date: 26 April 2017

Venue: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, London

Speaker: Frederik Swennen, University of Antwerp and Visiting BISR Research Fellow

Chair: Daniel Monk, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London

Please see website for details.

Hart Lecture: Crime, justice and the liberalism of fear – an ideological appraisal

Date: 26 April 2017

Venue: University of Southampton

Speaker: Professor Ian Loader, Centre for Criminology, Oxford University

Please see flyer for details. Registration is available via the website.

Identity Politics in India

Date: 27 April 2017

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

Speaker: Professor Makarand R Paranjape

Please see website for details.

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May

The Will of the People? The history of petitioning in Britain and its implications for today

Date: 2 May 2017

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Mark Knights, Warwick

Organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, Oxford. Please see website for details.

Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law

Date: 3 May 2017

Venue: Winchester Business School, University of Winchester

Keynote speakers: Professor Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, and John McNamara, IBM Senior Inventor

Please see programme and website for details. 

Liability versus Innovation: Unpacking Key Connections

Date: 4 May 2017

Venue: Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Please see website for details of this free event.

How to Get a PhD in Law: Legal writing, the Ethics Committee, the vivas, and getting your known

Date: 5 May 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Research Training with Professor Lisa Webley, University of Westminster, Professor Avrom Sherr and Dr Constantin Stefanou, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and others. Please see website for details.

International Trade and Investment: Sustainable market actors

Dates: 9–10 May 2017

Venue: University of Oslo, Norway

Please see website for details. 

Human Rights Challenges in the 21st Century: An interdisciplinary postgraduate research conference

Date: 10 May 2017

Venue: Birmingham City University

Please see flyer for details. 

Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security: Inaugural annual Middle East peace conference

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Theme: 'One state', 'two state' and 'third way' solutions to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict: paving the way to a functional Palestinian state

Please see website.

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ICC-Baker McKenzie Eleventh Annual Conference 2017: Trends and developments in global competition law

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels

Please see website for details.

Annual Graduate Law Conference 2017: Governing our commons: what matters to us today

Dates: 13–14 May 2017

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Organised by the Graduate Law Students Association. Please see attachment for details or visit the website.

Doing International Economic Law Differently? Socio-legal methodologies and the study of international trade, investment and financial law

Date: 16 June 2017

Venue: Oculus Building, University of Warwick

This event is organised by the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at Warwick University as part of the International Economic Law in Context Seminar Series. Please see website for details.

Law, Compassion and Healthcare

Date: 18 May 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

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

Mobilization of Law in Pluralistic Society: Workshop for interdisciplinary researchers

Dates: 19–20 May 2017

Venue: Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)

Please see attachment for details.

Subjects and Objects of Law: A workshop on animals and vulnerability

Date: 31 May 2017

Venue: Liberty Building, Moot Court Room, University of Leeds

Organised by the Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds, and the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, USA. Please see website for details.

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June

LRPP 2017: 6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy

Dates: 5–6 June 2017

Venue: Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

Please see website for details. 

The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda

Dates: 5–6 June 2017

Venue: Bartolmé House, Winter Street, Sheffield

Organised by the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield. The SLSA is one of the sponsors of this event. Please see website for full details.

Trade Negotiations and Dispute Resolution: call for papers

Date: 12 June 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 1 April 2017.

‘Law in Context’ Early Career Workshop: call for papers

Dates: 12–13 June 2017

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

This is a Cambridge International Journal of Law in Context event. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 21 April 2017.

Northumbria University Summer Academy in Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice

Dates: 12–16 June 2017

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see poster and website for details.

IALS New Book Forum: ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections by Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher and Chris Beaseley (eds)

Date: 13 June 2017, 16.00–18.00

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Commentators: Professor Maria Drakopoulou, Professor Marie Fox, Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam and Professor Ambreena Manji

Please see website for booking for this free event.

Brexit and the (Northern) Law School

Date: 14 June 2017

Venue: University of Liverpool

Please see website for details.

Addressing Filicide: Building bridges to knowledge to intervention models for combatting filicide: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 June 2017

Venue: Monash Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy

Please see website for details. Closing date: 17 March 2017.

 Compassion: Immigration and asylum law

Date: 15 June 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

A symposium exploring compassion in relation to immigration and asylum law – through presentations and discussion, including speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary, plus the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. Please see website for details. New £20 student rate now available.

Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, democracy, social Europe

Dates: 15–16 June 2017

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Please see website for details.

The Role of Business in the Promotion and Protection of Health and Human Rights – Postgraduate conference: call for abstracts

Date: 16 June 2017

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 3 April 2017.

Legal Education, Legal Practice and Technology

Dates: 16–17 June 2017

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Centre for Legal Education

Hosted by the Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Law School. Please see website for details. Programme now available. Closing date for booking a place: 30 May 2017.

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Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Dates: 20–23 June 2017

Venue: Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City

Theme: Walls, borders, and bridges: law and society in an inter-connected world

See website for details. There are up to five SLSA student travel bursaries available for this SLSA co-sponsored event.

North East PGR Law Forum Conference: call for papers and posters

Date: 30 June 2017

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details. Closing date: 17 April 2017.

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July

Brexit in Context: History, politics and society: call for papers

Date: 3 July 2017

Venue: University of Northampton

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

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 7 April 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, Lyon, France

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: call for proposals

Dates: 11–13 July 2017

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

Please see website for details. Extended deadline: 12 March 2017.

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.

World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy IVR 2017: Special workshop on legal pluralism and cultural diversity in law, Istanbul

Dates: 16–21 July 2017

Venue: Maltepe University, Istanbul

Please see website for details and link for call for papers.

'A right to die?' – Socio-legal perspectives

Date: 18 July 2017

Venue: Keele, University

Please see flyer for details.

International Society for Family Law 16th World Conference: call for papers extended

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. Closing date for submission of abstracts: 1 April 2017.

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.

Approach to Inequalities: Whose business is it?: call for papers

Date: 20 September 2016

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see flyers for the general call and the call for the doctoral stream. Both calls close on 24 April 2017.

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October

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.

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa: National and regional developments: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 October 2017

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

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 April 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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June

Elder Law and its Discontents, Tel Aviv: call for papers

Dates: 18–19 June 2018

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 June 2018. 

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July

National Centre for Research Methods: Research methods festival 2018: call for proposals

Dates: 3–5 July 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see webpage for details. Closing date for session proposals: 27 April 2017.