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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2018

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Symposium: Compassion – immigration and asylum law

Modern Studies in Property Law, London: call for papers

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

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

Rethinking Transitional Justice: What does it mean today? – postgraduate/early career workshop, Oxford (an SLSA co-sponsored event)

Devolved Nations and International Law, Bangor (an SLSA co-sponsored event)

The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda, Sheffield (an SLSA co-sponsored event)

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico (an SLSA co-sponsored event)


2017


May

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.

Max Watson Annual Lecture: Ethical business practice and regulation

Date: 31 May 2017

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Chris Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems, University of Oxford

This is a Foundation for Law, Justice and Society event. 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.

Feminist Approaches to Legal Archives Symposium

Date: 1 June 2017

Venue: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Please see webpage for details.

Democracy, Legitimacy, and Hate Speech: An interdisciplinary conference in law, politics, and philosophy

Date: 1–2 June 2017

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

Please see website for details. This event is free but register is required.

Access to Justice for Vulnerable People: The Advocate’s Gateway Second International Conference

Dates: 2–3 June 2017

Venue: The Law Society, London

There is a limited number of tickets available (including single-day-entry and subsidised rates): bookings close
at midnight on 29 May 2017.Please see flyer or 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. 

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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.

Unaccompanied Minors: Law, policy and practice – workshop 2

Date: 6 June 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh

This is the second in a series of three workshops focusing on unaccompanied refugees. Please see website 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.

Policing Futures: Contexts, practices and debates

Date: 7 June 2017

Venue: University of Leeds

Keynote speaker: Dr Ben Bradford, Oxford University.

This is a British Sociological Association Regional Postgraduate Forum event. Please see website for details. There are a small number of bursaries available.

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One in Four: Conversations about mental health and mediation, Stafford

Date: 8 June 2017

Venue: The Apothecary, Stafford

Please see booking form and flyer for details.

Enacting the Human in Social Biologies

Date: 9 June 2017

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

This event is free but registration is required. Please see website for details.

Hamlyn Seminar 2017: A 'Magna Carta' for Children? Rethinking children's rights

Date: 12 June 2017

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Author: Professor Michael Freeman, Emeritus Professor of English Law at UCL

This event is free but advance registration is required. Please see website for details.

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

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.

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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, Regulation and Society

Date: 13 June 2017

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place

Organised by the Manchester Centre for Regulation, Governance and Public Law, University of Manchester. This event is free but please register via the webpage.

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.

Tracking People: Technological and methodological challenges

Date: 15 June 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Leeds

This event is free but please register. See webpage for details.

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

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 website and programme for details.

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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.

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

Please see attachment, bursary information and programme for full details. Having considered the applications for bursaries for this event, the organisers have announced that there are still some bursaries available. Extended closing date: 22 May 2017.

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.

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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. 

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.

Beyond Evidence: How do knowledge practices inform the governance of environmental challenges?

Date: 21 June 2017

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Please see website for details.

Rethinking Transitional Justice: What does it mean today? – postgraduate/early career workshop

Date: 22 June 2017

Venue: Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Please see attachment for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

Seeking Security in an Age of Turmoil: Displaced academics and the UK

Date: 22 June 2017

Venue: British Academy, London

Please see website for details.

Unaccompanied Minors: Law, policy and practice – workshop 3

Date: 24 June 2017

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

Please see website for details. This is the final workshop in a series of three focusing on unaccompanied refugees in Scotland.

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First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia

Date: 29 June 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Please see flyer for details. 

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.

A Conference on Regulation and Criminology: Looking back, thinking forward

Date: 3 July 2017

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

This event is free but registration is required. Please see website for details.

Knowledge Exchange Symposium: Economic, social and cultural rights and sustaining peace – developing new insights into peacebuilding, Lancaster: call for papers

Date: 5 July 2017

Venue: Lancaster University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 26 May 2017.

Vulnerability is Good: The implications for law of positive accounts of vulnerability

Date: 5 July 2017

Venue: Rector's Drawing Room, Exeter College, University of Oxford

Keynote: Professor Martha A Fineman

There are a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested in attending please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for attendance. For more details please the attached programme.

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Iredell Conference for Postgraduate Students: Beyond the horizon – advancements in law in the 21st century

Date: 7 July 2017

Venue: Lanacster Law School, Lancaster University

Please see flyer for details. 

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

Dates: 16–21 July 2017

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details.

'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

Dates: 7–8 September 2017

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Please see flyer for details. 

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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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.

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.

The Futures of Legal Education: call for papers

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote speaker: Fiona Cownie

Please see website for details. Call closes: 31 May 2017.

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October

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. 

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: call for papers

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. Closing date for abstracts: 30 June 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.

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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

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. 


November

UK IVR Annual Conference: Law, rationality and the market: call for abstracts and panels

Dates: 17–18 November 2017

Venue: School of Law, University of Sheffield

Please see flyer for details. Calls close: 31 July 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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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.