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.

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2017

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Corporate Governance and Human Rights: Challenges and prospects, London

Human Rights Careers Seminar, London

After the 'Arab Spring': Transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa, London

The ICC’s Preliminary Examinations: Challenges and critiques, London

Migration at the UN: A complex matter, London

W(h)ither Feminist Legal Theory: A retrospective, Wollongong, Australia

Constitutionalism and the Right to Justification, London

Law and Religion Cluster Launch: The place of religion in secular society, London

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

Rebels in the Archives: Stories of sexism, sisterhood and struggle, London

Victim or Voice? Women, activism and social media, London

The Duty to be Generous (Karam): Alternatives to rights-based asylum in the Middle East, London

Vice Chancellor's Lecture: Does terrorism work?, Oxford

Symposium on Law, Compassion and Healthcare, London

Symposium: Compassion – immigration and asylum law, London

Symposium: Compassion – child and family law, London

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico 


2017

International State Crime Initiative: Annual lecture

Date: 14 February 2017

Venue: Queen Mary University of London

Speaker: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, ISCI Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Please see website for details.

Symposium on Proposed Hillsborough Law

Date: 15 February 2017

Venue: University of Liverpool

Please see attachment for details. 

Reforming Civil Justice: Key challenges for future policy and research

Date: 17 February 2017

Venue: Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Keynote speaker: Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, School of Law, University of California, Irvine

Please see flyer for details.

Socially Sustainable Public Procurement

Date: 17 February 2017

Venue: University of Leicester

Please see website for details.

IALS New Book Forum: Reconstructing Judicial Review by Sarah Nason

Date: 20 February 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Commentators: Mr Justice Lewis, Administrative Court; Professor Rick Rawlings, University College London; Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers; Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis, University of Reading

Please see website for booking for this free event.

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Transnational Environmental Law Fifth Anniversary Lecture

Date: 21 February 2017, 6pm

Venue: The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP

Speakers: Sébastien Jodoin and Sarah Mason-Case

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for this free event.

European Children's Rights Unit Annual Lecture

Date: 21 February 2017

Venue: Lesley Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool

Theme: Children's welfare – who is in charge?

Speaker: Baroness Massey of Darwen

Please see website for details.

Designing Gender Research: Methods and challenges

Date: 22 February 2017

Venue: Ulster University, Belfast Campus

This is a Transitional Justice Institute workshop. Please see website for details. 

Recent developments in CJEU case law in the field of Competition Law

Date: 22 February 2017

Venue: Quenn Mary University of London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

Please see website for details.

Annual Lecture of the Criminal Justice Centre

Date: 24 February 2017

Venue: School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Speaker: Professor Judge Lars Bay Larsen, Judge of the Court of Justice of the EU

Please see website for details.

Corporate Governance and Human Rights: Challenges and prospects

Date: 27 February 2017

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

Please see flyer for details.

Law and Religion Cluster Launch: The place of religion in secular society

Date: 28 February 2017

Venue: The Boardroom, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London

This is a Westminster Law and Theory Lab event as part of the University of Westminster Festival of Difference. Please see website for details.

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March

Constitutionalism and the Right to Justification

Date: 2 March 2017

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

Please see website for details.

Northumbria University Public Lecture, by Lord Carnwath

Date: 3 March 2017

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle:

Speaker: The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, CVO, Justice of The Supreme Court

Please see website for details.

Property in the City

Dates: 3–4 March 2017

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Please see website for details.

Family Law Conference

Date: 4 March 2017

Venue: Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University

Please see website for details. 

Human Rights Careers Seminar

Date: 6 March 2017

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

Please see flyer for details.

Rebels in the Archives: Stories of sexism, sisterhood and struggle

Date: 8 March 2017

Venue: British Library, London

Please see website for details.

Victim or Voice? Women, activism and social media

Date: 8 March 2017

Venue: British Academy, London

See website for details.

Righting Wrongs: Enforcing human rights, administering international justice criminal justice conference: call for papers

Date: 10 March 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see website for details. Closing date: 10 February 2017.

The Unified Patent Court and the UK: A glimmer of hope for a softish Brexit?

Date: 13 March 2017

Venue: The River Room, King's College London, Strand Campus

A UK Association for European Law seminar. Please see website for details.

After the 'Arab Spring': Transitional justice in the Middle East and North Africa

Date: 13 March 2017

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

Please see flyer for details.

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Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Universities

Date: 14 March 2017

Venue: Newcastle University

Please see attachment for details.

The Duty to be Generous (Karam): Alternatives to rights-based asylum in the Middle East

Date: 14 March 2017

Venue: British Academy, London

Please see website for details.

W(h)ither Feminist Legal Theory: A retrospective

Date: 15 March 2017

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, Wollongong, Australia

Presenter: Susan B Boyd

Please see flyer for details.

2nd International Conference on Dispute Resolution of Consumer Mass Disputes: Collective redress, class actions and ADR

Dates: 16–17 March 2017

Venue: University of Haifa, Israel

Please see website for details.

Democracy Beyond Elections: Empowering citizens, strengthening participation

Dates: 17–18 March 2017

Venue: Law School, University of Bristol

Supported by the British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Awards programme. Please visit the webpage for the call for papers and see the conference website for more information. 

IALS New Book Forum: Brewing Legal Times: Things, Form and the Enactment of Law by Emily Grabham

Date: 21 March 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Commentators: Professor Marie Andrée Jacob, Keele Law School; Professor Amade M'charek, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam; Professor Alain Pottage, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Please see website for booking for this free event. This book is shortlisted for the SLSA 2017 Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize.

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Educating the Commonwealth Lawyers of the Future

Dates: 21–24 March 2017

Venue: Melbourne, Australia

This is the Commonwealth Legal Education Association conference. Please see flyer for details. 

Housing Law Research Network 3rd Annual Housing Law Symposium: Human rights, housing and dispute resolution

Dates: 23–24 March 2017

Venue: Malmo University, Sweden

Please see attachment for details. 

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.

CEILA Annual Lecture with Professor José E Alvarez

Date: 28 March 2017

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

Please see website for 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 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.

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.

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: call for posters

Dates: 10–11 April 2017

Venue: University of Portsmouth

Please see website for details. Deadline for posters: 27 February 2017.

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.

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.

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Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and contestations

Dates: 24–25 April 2017

Venue: De Montfort University Leicester

Please see flyer for details. 

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

4th 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 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: call for papers

Date: 10 May 2017

Venue: Birmingham City University

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 10 March 2017.

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.

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: call for papers

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. Closing date: 26 February 2017.

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Symposium on Law, Compassion and Healthcare

Date: 18 May 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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.

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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. 

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

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Chair: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor

Commentators: Professor Marie Andrée Jacob, Keele Law School; Professor Amade M'charek, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam; Professor Alain Pottage, Department of Law, London School of Economics

Please see website for booking for this free event.

Symposium: Compassion – immigration and asylum law

Date: 15 June 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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

Dates: 15–16 June 2017

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Please see website for details. Call closes: 28 February 2017.

Legal Education, Legal Practice and Technology

Dates: 16–17 June 2017

Venue: Nottingham Law School, Centre for Legal Education

Please see website for details. 

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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

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.

Symposium: Compassion – child and family law

Date: 13 July 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

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

Dates: 16–21 July 2017

Venue: Maltepe University, Istanbul

Please see website for details and link for call for papers. Call closes: 10 February 2017.

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

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.

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 2018

Workshops 2018, Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati: invitaion for proposals

The International Institute for the Sociology of Law invites applications to hold workshops at its facilities in 2018. The Institute provides modern, full-equipped meeting rooms of various sizes, excellent accommodations in its Residence, arrangements at local restaurants at very reasonable prices, free bus service from/to the nearest airport and train station, total logistical and planning support. For further information, please visit the website. Closing date: 10 February 2017.

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