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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JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference, London

One Bar: Threats, opportunities and strengths – Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference, London

Women in Education: Professional women conference series, London

Legal Wales Conference, Swansea

The Futures of Legal Education, Milton Keynes

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market, Sheffield: call for papers extended

SLSA 2018: Posthumanism Current Topics Panel, Bristol: call for expressions of interest

Sexuality at the Bar: An empirical exploration into the experiences of LGBT+ barristers in England & Wales, London

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender: Graduate seminar series 2017–2018, Warwick: call for abstracts

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


2017


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.

Legal Wales Conference

Date: 15 September 2017

Venue: Swansea University Bay Campus

Please see website 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.

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Sexuality at the Bar: An empirical exploration into the experiences of LGBT+ barristers in England & Wales

Date: 25 September 2017

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote speaker: Fiona Cownie

Please see website for details.

CEPLER Workshop: Re-imagining Land Law – call for papers and registration

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: Birmingham Law School

This event is free to attend. See website for details and sign-up.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

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

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender: Graduate seminar series 2017–2018: call for abstracts

Dates: October 2017–March 2018

Venue: Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, Warwick University

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

Women in Education: Professional women conference series

Date: 12 October 2017

Venue: TBA, London

Please see website for details.

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?

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Woburn House, London

An event of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council. Please see flyer for details.

JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Tudor Street, London

Please see website for full details. Booking is now open.

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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

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.

Abortion Act 1967: A promise fulfilled?

Dates: 24–25 October 2017

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Please visit website for details. 

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 invitation and 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

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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. 

Workshop on Professionalism and Vulnerability

Dates: 27–28 October 2017

Venue: University of Leeds

A Collaboration between the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiatives at Emory and Leeds Universities. Please see attachment for details. 

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November

One Bar: Threats, opportunities and strengths – Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

Date: 4 November 2017

Venue: Westminster Park Plaza, London

Please see flyer for details. Special rates available for legal academics.

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

Date: 17 November 2017

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

Please see website for details. 

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market

Dates: 17–18 November 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Please see flyer for details. 

Democracy and the Rule of Law: Relationships, challenges, and conflicts

Date: 18 November 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Theme: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

This is a Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security event. Please see flyer for details. 

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December

LSAANZ Conference 2017

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. 

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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.

SLSA 2018: Posthumanism Current Topics Panel: call for expressions of interest

Dates: 27–29 March 2018

Venue: University of Bristol

Professor Matthew Weait (University of Portsmouth) is interested in running a 'Current Topics' Panel at the SLSA conference in Bristol next year with a focus on 'Posthumanism' and its impact on legal theory, research, and scholarship. If any colleagues are interested in developing this or participating in such a Panel, could they contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 15 September 2018, indicating very roughly their potential contribution? This will allow time to share ideas and to put together a proposal to send to the organisers by the deadline of 1 October 2018 (see Marie Selwood's email of 15 August).

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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.