News: conferences, events and seminars


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2017

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2018

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

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

Professor Baldur Thorhallsson Leverhulme Lecture ‘New Small States, Brexit and Seeking Shelter’, London

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

Access to Justice Workshop: Reframing a research agenda, Leeds

International Criminal Court Summer School 2017, Galway, Ireland

Abortion Act 1967: A promise fulfilled, London

Listening for Justice: An interdisciplinary conversation, Durham

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

Liability versus Innovation: Unpacking key connections – Seminar 5, Keele

Rethinking Transitional Justice: What does it mean today? – postgraduate/early career workshop, Oxford: call for expressions of interest

The Castle: Free film screening, Oxford

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

Book Launch: Basic Income by Guy Standing, London

Brexit and the Law School, Newcastle

The Refugee as the Invasive Other, London

Planning Ahead: LGBT issues at the end of life, Southampton

Book Forum: Parliaments in European, regional and global governance, London

Summer COP at King's: International Climate Change Masterclass, London

Devolved Nations and International Law, Bangor: call for papers

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

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico 


2017


April

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.

Unregistered Muslim Marriages, Regulations and Contestations: An international multi-disciplinary symposium, Leicester

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.

The Refugee as the Invasive Other

Date: 26 April 2017

Venue: School of Social Sciences, University of East London

Speaker: Professor Michael Ignatieff

Please see flyer for details.

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Planning Ahead: LGBT issues at the end of life

Date: 26 April 2017

Venue: University of Southampton

Please see website for details of this free event.

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.

The Castle: Free film screening

Date: 27 April 2017

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

With introduction by Denis Galligan. Please see poster for details.

The Social History of Contemporary Debates: The fiftieth anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967

Date: 27 April 2017

Venue: Great Hall, University of Leeds

Please see website for full programme and registration for this free event.

Professor Baldur Thorhallsson Leverhulme Lecture ‘New Small States, Brexit and Seeking Shelter’

Date: 28 April 2017

Venue: School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

To celebrate the publication of AW Neal (ed), Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics. 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.

Access to Justice Workshop: Reframing a research agenda

Date: 2 May 2017

Venue: School of Law, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see attachment 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

This is Seminar 5 of this series. Please see website and programme for details of this free event.

UK Health Law: Where now after Brexit?

Date: 4 May 2017

Venue: Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

Please see flyer for details.

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

State Crime and Digital Resistance Workshop

Date: 5 May 2017

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

Please see website for details.

Book Launch: Basic Income by Guy Standing

Date: 8 May 2017

Venue: Old Theatre, LSE Old Building, London School of Economics

This event is hosted by the International Inequalities Institute. 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 website for details. Registration now open

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Demystifying the Review Process

Date: 10 May 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Phil Thomas and Chris Ashford

Please see website for details.

Intersexions: Reflections on sex and sexualities within socio-legal studies

Date: 11 May 2017

Venue: Durham Law School, Durham University

Organised by Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD) and the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (CCLCJ). Please see flyer for details. 

Listening for Justice: An interdisciplinary converation

Date: 11 May 2017

Venue: Hatfield College, Durham

Please see website 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 May 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.

Reception of Unaccompanied Minors: Law, policy and practice

Date: 17 May 2017

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

Keynote speaker: Professor Ravi Kohli, Professor of Child Welfare, University of Bedfordshire

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.

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Rethinking EU Equality Law: Towards a more coherent and sustainable regime – setting the scene

Date: 19 May 2017 09:45 – 17:00

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

For information on the project and the programme visit our project page and visit webpage to register.

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.

Brexit and the Law School

Date: 25 May 2017

Venue: Northumbria Law School, Newcastle

Please see website 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

LEAD Book Launch: Stories of Care: A labour of law: gender and class at work, by Lydia Hayes

Date: 1 June 2017

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

This book is published by Palgrave's Socio-Legal Series. Please see website for details.

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.

The Role of Law in Meeting Contemporary Global Challenges: LLM student conference

Dates: 5–6 June 2017

Venue: Kent Law School, Canterbury

Please see flyer for details.

Book Forum: Parliaments in European, regional and global governance

Date: 7 June 2017

Venue: Queen Mary University, London

Organised by the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs and the Centre for European Research. Please see website for details.

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Trade Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

Date: 12 June 2017

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see flyer for details. 

‘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.

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

Dates: 14–15 June 2017

Venue: Monash Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy

Please see website for details. 

 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.

Devolved Nations and International Law: call for papers

Date: 16 June 2017

Venue: Bangor Centre for International Law, Bangor University

This event is co-sponsored by the SLSA under our Seminar Competition scheme. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 21 April 2017.

A Moment in Time?: A Keele symposium on gender, sexuality, and law research

Date: 16 June 2017

Venue: Salvin Room, Keele Hall, Keele University

Please see flyer for details.

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The Role of Business in the Promotion and Protection of Health and Human Rights – Postgraduate conference

Date: 16 June 2017

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Please see flyer for details.

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.

Exploring the Consequences of Research: Second socio-legal residential masterclass

Dates: 19–21 June 2017

Venue: Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Wales

Funding application deadline: 21 April 2017. Registration deadline: 26 April 2017. Please see attachment, bursary information and programme for full details.

International Criminal Court Summer School 2017

Dates: 19–23 June 2017

Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway

Please see attachment and poster for further information. Closing date for registration: 1 June 2017.

Summer COP at King's: International Climate Change Masterclass

Date: 19 June 2017

Venue: Anatomy Museum, King's Building, King's College London, Strand Campus

Please see website for full details of speakers and how to apply. Closing date: 13 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.

Rethinking Transitional Justice: What does it mean today? – postgraduate/early career workshop: call for expressions of interest

Date: 22 June 2017

Venue: Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Please see attachment for details. Closing date for expressions of interest: 23 April 2017. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia: call for papers

Date: 29 June 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 12 May 2017.

North East PGR Law Forum Conference

Date: 30 June 2017

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see 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. Extended deadline for abstracts: 28 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

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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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: Special workshop on legal pluralism and cultural diversity in law

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

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: call for papers

Dates: 7–8 September 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 14 May 2017.

Institute of Place Management: Fourth international biennial conference: call for papers

Dates: 7–8 September 2017

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

Organised by the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University. Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 May 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.

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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.

The Futures of Legal Education

Date: 25 September 2017

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote speaker: Fiona Cownie

Please see website for details.

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October

Memory Laws: Legal regulation of historical interpretations: call for papers

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. Call closes: 15 May 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.

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

Dates: 26–27 October 2017

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

Please see flyer for details. 

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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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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: 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.