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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Systems Theory and Human Rights, Lancaster: call for proposals

Fourth Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of grey, Northampton

Universitality of Climate Change, Manchester: call for papers

Holocaust and the GDPR: The duty to remember v the right to be forgotten, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Cryonic Preservation: Ethical and legal questions, London

European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management, Amsterdam: call for papers

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization, London

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges, Warwick: call for papers

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia

Socio-Legal Masterclass, Oxford:


2018


August

The Impact of Law on Transnational Families' Staying, Moving and Settling

Dates: 14–17 August 2018

Venue: European Association of Social Anthropologists conference, Stockholm University, Sweden

Please see website for details. 

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September

Critical Legal Conference 2018: Regeneration – call for papers

Dates: 6–8 September 2018

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

A graduate workshop will take place on 5 September. Please see website for details. 

21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference

Date: 10–11 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details.

RCSL and ISA Joint Meeting: Law and citizenship beyond the state

Dates: 10–13 September 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Please see website for details. 

African Studies Association UK Conference

Dates: 11–13 September 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the African Feminist Judgments stream and the Customary Law and Legal Pluralism stream. Please see flyer and website for further details. 

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Hamlyn Seminar: Thinking about statutes – interpretation, interaction, improvement

Date: 12 September 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

Public/Private Divide in the 21st Century

Date: 12 September 2018

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Please see conference registration page for further details of speakers and topics

Universitality of Climate Change: call for papers

Date: 13 September 2018

Venue: Law School, University of Manchester

Please see website for details. Closing date: 10 August 2018.

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Politics in Latin America: Theoretical, conceptual and strategic lessons from the Global South

Date: 14 September 2018

Venue: University of Bath

Please see flyer for details. 

Fourth Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of grey

Date: 19 September 2018

Venue: University of Northampton

Please see website for details.

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice: call for papers extended

Dates: 20 September 2018

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes Campus

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bradney, Professor Richard Collier and, founder of the integrative law movement, J Kim Wright

This is the OU's annual conference on the legal profession and legal education, organised in conjunction with the Legal Education Research Network. Please see flyer for details. Please see website for further details and booking. Call closes: 17 August 2018.

Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality

Dates: 22–23 September 2018

Venue: Tamil Nadu Law School,Tiruchirappalli, India 

This event is organised in collaboration with Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University. Please see website for details. 

The Development of Abortion Rights in a Changing Europe

Date: 28 September 2018

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Please see flyer for details. See website for details.

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October

Foundations of the Common Law 1215–1914: Launch of the library

Date: 3 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details.

IV CINETS Conference 2018: Mobility and security in an era of globalization – crimmigration at a crossroads?

Dates: 5–6 October 2018

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Please see attachment for details. 

Cryonic Preservation: Ethical and legal questions

Date: 6 October 2018

Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London

Please see website for details.

Holocaust and the GDPR: The duty to remember v the right to be forgotten

Date: 8 October 2018

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Please see website for details.

Adler, Creutzfeldt and Hertogh: joint book launch in Palgrave Macmillan Socio-Legal Series

Date: 10 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This event celebrates the launch of three new titles in this book series, edited by David Cowan. The new titles are by Mike Adler (Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment?), Naomi Creutzfeldt (Ombudsmen and ADR) and Marc Hertogh (Nobody’s Law). See website for details. Please contact Naomi Creutzfeldt for further details.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop 

Dates: 11–12 October 2018

Venue: Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Accra, Ghana

Please see website for details. 

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: Third annual conference

Date: 12 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Academic Convenors: Dr Maren Heidemann, Catherine Pédamon and Dr Joseph Lee

Organised by the IALS Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Westminster and University of Exeter. Please see website for details.

Brexit and Legal Education

Date: 15 October 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organised by Tamara Hervey and Lisa Webly with support from the Association of Law Teachers, Routledge, the Society of Legal Scholars and Sheffield Law School. Please see website for details.

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Systems Theory and Human Rights: call for proposals

Date: 18 October 2018

Venue: University of Lancaster, School of Law

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 14 September 2018.

Infrastructures of Injustice: Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series

Dates: 26–27 October 2018

Venue: St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Please see attachment for details. 

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative

Dates: 29–30 October 2018

Venue: School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Please see website for details.

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November

ESRC Festival of Social Science, nationwide

Dates: 3–10 November 2018

Venues: nationwide

Please see website for details. 

Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, policy, and ethics

Date: 23 November 2018

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see website for details. 

EU Health Law and Policy: Shaping a future research agenda

Dates: 29–30 November 2018

Venue: University of Edinburgh

Please see flyer for details. 

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December

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop 

Dates: 5–6 December 2018

Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Please see website for details. 

European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management: call for papers

Dates: 6–7 December 2018

Venue: Amsterdam Law School

Co-Conveners: Mark L Flear (Queen’s University Belfast) and Anniek de Ruijter (Amsterdam)

Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 24 September 2018.

Race: Why can’t the law effect genuine equality?, London: call for papers

Date: 7 December 2018

Venue: St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Organised by the Centre for Law and Culture at St Mary's University with the University of Westminster and GSM London. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 28 September 2018.

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization

Date: 10 December 2018

Venue: 83 Pall Mall, London

This event is sponsored by the SLSA (under our Seminar Competition) and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. Please see website for details.

LSAANZ Annual Conference

Dates: 12–15 December 2018

Venue: Legal Intersections Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Theme: Inclusion, exclusion and democracy

The SLSA and Canadian Law and Society Association are co-sponsors of this event. Please see website for details. There are up to six bursaries available for PhD students and early career researchers presenting at this event.

Socio-legal Journals Global South Initiative: Writing workshop

Dates: 13–14 December 2018

Venue: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Please see website for details. 

Relationship breakdown: Informal and legal solutions

Date: 14 December 2018

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Please see website for details.

This event is organised by the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages.

'Orient Far and Near' Conference: call for papers

Dates: 14–15 December 2019

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 23 November 2018.

Flashpoints Conference on Law, Religions and Human Rights: advance notice of call for papers

Date: 17 December 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

The call for papers will open on 1 September 2018. All topics on law, religion and human rights welcomed. Specialist streams on: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, Childrens Rights, Duties of the State, and Public Bodies and Historical Papers. Details to follow, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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2019

April

Workshop on Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, convergence and challenges: call for papers

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details. Call closes: 30 September 2018.

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May

20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 May 2019

Venue: Instituto Jurídico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (UCILeR - University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research), Coimbra, Portugal

Theme: The limits of law

Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 15 January 2019.

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2020


June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language: call for papers

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. Closing date for abstracts: 28 February 2020.

 

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