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2025

February


Latest  events . . .

SLSA events

SLSA Annual Conference 2024, Portsmouth: registration closes 11 March 2024

From the University to the Grand Chamber: How can academic work on asylum and immigration have greater impact in the European Court of Human Rights?, Royal Holloway University of London

Contemporary Challenges in Migration Research, Ulster University Belfast

Other events

17th Annual McGill Graduate Law Conference, Montreal, Canada: call for papers extended

Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Advisory Opinions on Climate Change: A View From : A view from practice, online from QMUL School of Law

Recent and Emerging Trends in EU and UK Copyright, QMUL, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

The Power of AI Narratives, JRF webinar

NCRM summer school: 'Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons', Edinburgh: open for applications

Radical Research Ethics, online from NCRM, Southampton

Book Launch – Intersections of Law and Memory: Influencing Perceptions of the Past, Strathclyde

#publicdisco Special Edition: From crisis to empowerment, Public Law Project, London


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March

Nuffield Foundation: General election briefing – examination of higher education fees & funding

Dates: 1 March (Belfast); 4 March (Edinburgh); 6 March (Cardiff) 2024

Venues: UK-wide

For details follow links to the location of your choice: London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff.

Founding the first successful womb transplant programme in the UK

Date: 1 March 2024

Venue: Exeter College, Oxford

Speakers: Dr Isabel Quiroga and Professor Richard Smith

See website for details.

The View Café Official Launch

Date: 2 March 2024

Venue: The View Café, Caldedonian Road, London

The View Café is run by The View CiC, a social enterprise dedicated to ending the oppression of women, and highlighting the gender based discrimination faced by women in the justice system. See announcement for details.

Inspiring Inclusion: Women in law

Date: 4 March 2024

Venue: Baker McKenzie LLP, 280 Bishopsgate, London

Panellists: Cherie Blair CBE KC, Denise Nurse, Sultana Tafadar KC

Chair:  Dana Denis-Smith

Organised by Support Through Court. See website for details.

Annual Workshop on the Vienna School of Jurisprudence and the Pure Theory of Law

Dates: 4–5 March 2024

Venue: Black Forest, nr Freiburg, Germany

See announcement for details. 

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Procedural Justice, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

Date: 6 March 2024

Venue: University of Greenwich and online

See website for details.

Durham Human Rights and Public Law Centre PGR Workshop

Date: 6 March 2024

Venue: Durham University

See Microsoft Form for details.

Making Feminist Mischief: An evening with Professor Rosemary Auchmuty

Date: 6 March 2024

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Speakers: Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Dr Harriet Samuels, Professor Judith Bourne and Dr Caroline Derry

See announcement and website for details.

Book Launch – Intersections of Law and Memory: Influencing Perceptions of the Past

Date: 7 March 2024

Venue: Andersonian Library at the University of Strathclyde and online

Author: Mirosław Michał Sadowski

See invitation for full details.

Social History of Civil Justice, 19–21st Centuries

Dates: 7–8 March 2024

Venue: University of Vienna, Germany

See announcement for details. 

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Cohabitation: Creating a De Facto Relationship Regime for England and Wales

Date: 8 March 2024

Venue: Exeter College, Oxford

Speaker: Dr Andy Hayward

See website for details.

Where are we now with the Freedom of Information Act?

Date: 8 March 2024

Venue: IALS, London

See website for details.

Recent and Emerging Trends in EU and UK Copyright

Date: 12 March 2024

Venue: QMUL, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

See website for details.

Radical Research Ethics

Dates: 12–13 March 2024

Venue: online from NCRM, University of Southampton

See website for details.

Technology and Ethics: Researching the Post Office scandal socio-legally

Date: 13 March 2024

Venue: online and University of Northumbria

Speaker: Professor Richard Moorhead

See invitation for details.

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The Power of AI Narratives

Date: 13 March 2024

Venue: Joseph Rowntree Foundation webinar

See website for details.

Book Launch: Post-Colonial Globalisation – Law, power and actors in the 21st century

Date: 13 March 2024

Venue: QMUL, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

See website for details.

Advisory Opinions on Climate Change: A View From : A view from practice

Date: 13 March 2024

Venue: online from QMUL School of Law

Speaker: Zachary Phillips

See website for details.

Seeing and Treating Neurodiverse Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

Date: 14 March 2024

Venue: online from the University of Sunderland 

See website for details.

Front Line Defenders Annual Lecture - How Afghan Women are Defying the Taliban

Date: 14 March 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Horia Mosadiq is an Afghan Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) and journalist 

See website for details.

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Technology, Transparency and Criminal Justice

Date: 19 March 2024

Venue: IALS, London

This is the launch of Offending Justice by Judith Townend and Lucy Welsh (Bristol University Press, 2023). See website for details.

How Can We Prevent Gender-based Violence? A 10-year vision

Dates: 19–20 March 2024

Venue: The Studio, Riverside West, Leeds

See website for details of this British Academy event.

How to get a PhD in Law: The PhD journey – Supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas

Date: 20 March 2024

Venue: in-person at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

See website for details.

Access to Climate/Environmental Justice from a Decolonial Perspective

Date: 20 March 2024

Venue: online from Anglia Ruskin University

Speaker: Sue Willman

See announcement for details.

Director’s Seminar: Constitutional Supremacy – Different experiences in the United States, in India and Malta

Date: 21 March 2024

Venue: IALS, London

Speaker: Professor Tonio Borg

Chair: Professor Carl Stychin

See website for details.

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Twenty-First Century Media? Affective bodies, crowds and collectives

Dates: 21–23 March 2024

Venue: Sarai Media Programme of CSDS, Delhi, India

See website for details. 

UK SALSA Inaugural Meeting

Date: 25 March 2024

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organised by the UK South Asian Legal Scholars Association. See invitation for details of this inperson event.

Our Interlocked Universe: Sociohistorical Network Analysis

Dates: 26–27 March 2024

Venue: University of Southampton 

Organised by the National Centre for Research Methods. See website for details. 

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April

Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion

Date: 3 April 2024

Venue: QMUL, Mile End Road, London, and online

See website for details.

Propaganda and Emerging Technologies: Information Society Project

Dates: 5–6 April 2024

Venue: Yale Law School, New Haven CT, USA

See website for details. 

Attempting to Kill the Law of Peace

Date: 11 April 2024

Venue: Mansfield Cooper Building, University of Manchester

Speaker: Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

Organised by the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Instituteand the Law School at the University of Manchester. See website for details.

Researching Human Rights in a War Zone

Date: 11 April 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Senior Advisor, Human Rights First, Washington DC

See website for details.

Reimagining the Public-Private Divide

Dates: 12–13 April 2024

Venue: University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

See website for details. 

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Domestic Abuse in a New Immigration Landscape – The challenges facing migrant victim-survivors of domestic abuse

Date: 16 April 2024

Venue: City Law School, City University of London

See website and programme for details.

How to get a PhD in Law: The PhD in Law and research methods

Date: 17 April 2024

Venue: online from IALS

See website for details.

The Juridification of Justice: Potentials and Limitations

Dates: 18–19 April 2024

Venue: University of Exeter

See announcement for details. 

#publicdisco Special Edition: From crisis to empowerment, Public Law Project, London

Date: 19 April 2024

Venue: Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London

See website for details.

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May

Student-led PhD Conference 2024 (PGRs and ECRs): call for papers

Date: May 2024 tbc

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

See announcement for details. Closing date: 16 February 2024.

Symposium on Climate Change and Migration: call for papers

Date: 2 May 2024

Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

See website for details. Call closes: 28 February 2024.

Law Network Doctoral Conference: Coercion and Well-being in Europe

Dates: 6–7 May 2024

Venue: Nantes Université, France 

See announcement for details. 

Writing Workshop for Early Career Scholars from the Global South

Dates: 6–7 May 2024

Venue: Singapore

See website for details.

From the University to the Grand Chamber: How can academic work on asylum and immigration have greater impact in the European Court of Human Rights?

Date: 9 May 2024

Venue: Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey

See website for details of this SLSA-supported Impact Grant event. 

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Race, Legal Form and the Labour Contract

Date: 9 May 2024

Venue: UCL Faculty of Laws, Endsleigh Gardens, London

Speaker: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, University of Kent

Chair: Professor Nicola Countouris, UCL Laws

See website for details.

17th Annual McGill Graduate Law Conference: call for papers

Dates: 10–11 May 2024

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Theme: Law and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

See announcement for details. Call closes: 8 March 2024.

Reforming the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Workshop on posthumous conception

Date: 10 May 2024

Venue: Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Birmingham

See announcement and webpage for further details and registration.

How to get a PhD in Law Researching, disseminating and publishing

Date: 15 May 2024

Venue: online from IALS

See website for details.

LCH Graduate Student Workshop 2024: call for papers

Date: 16 May 2024

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

See website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2024. This student workshop precedes the LCH conference below.

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Contemporary Challenges in Migration Research

Date: 17 May 2024

Venue: Ulster University Belfast

See announcement and flyer for details of this event which is funded via the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Senses of Law: call for papers

Dates: 17–18 May 2024

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

See website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2024.

Deepfakes and the Law: registration now open

Date: 20 May 2024

Venue: City, University of London, Northampton Square Campus

See website for details. 

Modern South Asia Workshop: call for applications from advanced graduate students and recent PhDs

Dates: 27–28 May 2024

Venue: South Asia location tbc

Organised by the Yale Macmillan Center, South Asian Studies Council. See website for details. Closing date: 29 February 2024.

Using Creative Research Methods

Dates: 28–29 May 2024

Venue: University of Southampton 

Organised by the National Centre for Research Methods. See website for details.

Everyday Ambassadors: Lessons from Socio-Legal Studies for a Fractured World

Date: 29 May 2024

Venue: Buttery, Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Annelise Riles

See website for details of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies' Annual Lecture.

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June

Europe Twenty Years after the 2004 Enlargement of the EU: Vices, virtues, and future challenges – call for papers

Dates: 6–7 June 2024

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 

See announcement for details of this 3rd Annual Nomos Conference. Call closes: 29 February 2024.

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies: call for papers

Dates: 5–7 June 2024

Venue: São Paulo, Brazil

See website for details. Call closes: 31 January 2024.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2024

Dates: 6–9 June 2024

Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Theme: 'Unsettling Territories: Tradition and Revolution in Law and Society'

See website for details. 

In the Thick of Images: Law, history and the visual

Dates: 10–11 June 2024

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

See website for details. 

Workshop: Legal struggles on Indigenous land rights in Sápmi: call for papers

Dates: 12–13 June 2024

Venue: School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

See website for details. Call closes: 29 February 2024.

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Shifting Dynamics in Medical Law: New spaces, temporalities and actors

Date: 19 June 2024

Venue: in-person event, Manchester Metropolitan University

See announcement for details. 

WG Hart Workshop 2024: 'Historicising jurisprudence: person, community, form'

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London

See announcement for details.

Workshop: Marking 100 years of the ban on cameras in courtrooms: call for papers

Date: 21 June 2024

Venue: SOAS University of London

See announcement for details. Closing date: 5 April 2024.

ALT Annual Seminar: Community and purpose in the law school: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 June 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details.

Social Sciences for Democracy: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

See website for details. Call closes: 15 February 2024.

NCRM summer school: 'Large and Complex Social Surveys – New Horizons': open for applications

Dates: 26–28 June 2024

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website for details. Applications are open for this free event, but places are limited.

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July

Kafka’s imprint on Law and the Arts, 100 Years since The Trial

Date: July 2024 (tbc)

Venue: University of Southampton

See website for details. 

European Birds of Passage Summer School: call for applications

Dates: 1–4 July 2024

Venue: Strasbourg, France.

See website for details. Applications close on 1 March at 11.59am (Paris time).

Agricultural Pesticides vs Food Sustainability: A need to produce ground-breaking knowledge from an interdisciplinary and dialoguing perspective: call for papers

Dates: 3–4 July 2024

Venue: School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. Call closes: 31 March 2024.

British Legal History Conference 2024: Insiders and outsiders in the history of law

Dates: 3–6 July 2024

Venue: University of Bristol Law School

Booking is now open. See website for details. 

IVR Congress 2024

Date: 7–12 July 2024

Venue: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Theme: The Rule of Law, Justice and the Future of Democracy

See website and poster for details. 

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British Academy Summer Showcase

Dates: 12–13 July 2024

Venue: British Academy, London 

See website for details.

'Law in an Age of Permacrisis': International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law Annual Round Table 2024 – call for papers

Dates: 16–17 July 2024

Venue: Keele University 

See website for details. Call closes: 26 January 2024.

International Legal Ethics Conference 2024: call for papers

Dates: 17–19 July 2024

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: Legal Professionals in a Digitalising World

See website for details. Call closes: 7 February 2024.

4th Asian Legal History Conference: call for papers

Dates: 25–26 July 2024

Venue: University of Law, Hue, Viet Nam

See announcement for details. Calll closes: 15 March 2024.

Is There Hope for Equality Law? 11th Annual Conference of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination

Dates: 26–28 July 2024

Venue: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

Hosted by NLSIU and The Oxford Human Rights Hub. See website for details. 

Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute: call for applications

Dates: 29 July–9 August 2024

Venue: Jesus College, Oxford

See website for details. Closing date for applications: 24 April 2024.

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August

World Congress of Philosophy 2024: SAFI Roundtable on women in legal philosophy

Dates: 1–8 August 2024

Venue: La Sapienza, Rome

See webpage for details.

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 September

Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Conference 2024 Representing Law: call for papers extended

Dates: 3–6 September 2024

Venue: Bangor University, North Wales

See website and call for papers for details. Call for papers extended to: 3 March 2024.

Social Hierarchies in Catastrophic Times: International law, critique, and structural change: call for papers

Dates: 3–7 September 2024

Venue: Kochi, Kerala, India

See website for details. Call closes: 2 February 2024.

Féminisme, droit et citoyenneté II/Feminism, Law and Citizenship II

Dates: 8–10 September 2024

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

See announcement for details. 

Consent: 5th SAFI Annual Conference – call for papers

Dates: 10–12 September 2024

Venue: University of Glasgow

See website for details. Call closes: 1 March 2024.

Human Rights in Migration Societies: Exploring the Intersection of Human Rights and Migration in Law, Politics, and Everyday Life: call for papers

Dates: 18–20 September 2024

Venue: Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

See announcement and website for details. Call closes: 31 January 2024.

Human Rights and Northern Ireland: call for papers

Date: 27 September 2024

Venue: Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. Closing date: 29 February 2024.

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October

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History: call for proposals and papers

Dates: 24–26 October 2024

Venue: San Francisco, USA

See website for details. Call for proposals closes: 16 February 2024. Call for papers closes: 15 March 2024.

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November

Histories of Sexuality in the Time of Crisis Workshop: call for papers

Dates: 8–9 November 2024

Venue: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

See website for details. Call closes: 10 March 2024.

Ninth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants: call for papers

Dates: 8–14 November 2024

Venue: Kolkata, India

See announcement for details. Call closes: 8 March 2024.


December


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February


2nd Conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society: call for panel proposals

Dates: 10–12 February 2025

Venue: Institute of Social Anthropology, UniS, University of Bern, Switzerland

See website for details.

 

 

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