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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Applied Legal Storytelling, Boulder, Colorado, USA: call for proposals

The 'Acceptable' Cartel? Horizontal agreements under competition law and beyond, London: call for papers

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods, Berlin: call for papers

Rich Law, Poor Law, London: call for papers

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: save the date

Transmitting Justice: Transparency, visuality and mediatization, London

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

LSAANZ Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia

SLSA Annual Postgraduate Conference, Warwick: 3–5 January 2019 – save the dates


2018


December

New Order: A disruption – ghost gig

Date: 6 November 2018

Venue: The Hive, University of Wesminster, London

Ghost gig recreating the band New Order's performance at the Polytechnic of Central London on its 33rd anniversary. See website for details.

Book Launch and Panel Discussion on National Human Rights Action Planning

Date: 6 December 2018

Venue: Rendall Building, University of Liverpool

This event is to celebrate the launch of National Human Rights Planning by Azadeh Chalabi published by Oxford University Press. Please see website for details.

European Governance of Health Crisis and Disaster Management

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. 

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Race: Why can’t the law effect genuine equality?

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. 

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.

TLI Transnational Law Reading Laboratory 2018–2019: Gender and the law

Date: 11 December 2018

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, Dickson Poon School of Law, Strand Campus. King's College London

Featuring Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. This is the first in a series. Please see website for details.

Act of State: A guide for trial judges

Date: 11 December 2018 

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

Speaker: The Hon Madam Justice Mary Newbury, a senior judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal; IALS Inns of Court Fellow 2018

Please see website for details. This seminar if free but advance booking requested.

Vertigo: Fake news/real theory

Date: 12 December 2018

Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Presented by the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities. 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. 

The Modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty

Date: 13 December 2018

Venue: Academy Hall, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands

Organised by the Groningen Centre of Energy Law. Please see website for details.

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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: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

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 2018

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

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

Law, Human Rights and Religion: Flashpoints: call for papers

Date: 17 December 2018

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

The call for papers is now open . 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. Please see website to register.

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2019


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: 3–4 January 2019

Venue: Warwick University

Follow link for further details.

Introduction to MPhil/PhD Legal Research Methods

Date: 7 January 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This course aims to introduce a range of research methodologies that may be relevant to MPhil/PhD research in law and legally related fields. Please see website for details.

The Regulation of Partnerships and Closely-Held Corporations

Date: 10 January 2019

Venue: Newton Building, City Campus, Nottingham Trent University

Joint Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum and the Nottingham Law School Centre for Business and Insolvency Law. Please see programme for details. Please see website for registration.

LawTech in Clinical Legal Education Settings

Date: 10 January 2019

Venue: University of Manchester

A one-day event to explore ideas for access to justice, law clinics and embedding lawtech into Law Schools’ curricula. Jointly organised by CLEO, University of Manchester Law School and LawWorks, Please see website for details.

Inaugural PropTech and Blockchain discussion on land registration and recording of real property interests

Dates: 17–18 January 2019

Venue: RMIT Europe, Barcelona

Please see attachment for details. 

Film screening followed by a panel discussion: Dispossession: The great social housing swindle

Date: 22 January 2019

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus

Please see website for details.

Rich Law, Poor Law: call for papers

Date: 25 January 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This is an SLSA-sponsored one-day event. See webpage for details. Closing date: 23 November 2018.

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Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives:Signature lecture

Date: 30 January 2019

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Emily Grabham, University of Kent

Please see website for details. Title to be confirmed, but save the date.

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February

Sir Richard Arnold: Annual Westminster Law School lecture

Date: 5 February 2019

Venue: Five Hall, Regent Street, London

Please see website for details.

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: Signature lecture

Date: 6 February 2018

Venue: Somerset House East Wing, London 

Speaker: Professor Walter Kaelin

Please see website for details. Title to be confirmed, but save the date.

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Two on 'The PhD journey: supervision, research ethics and preparing yourself for upgrade and vivas'

Date: 28 February 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD journey - the staging posts of your PhD and support for research students; handling the supervision relationship; preparing for the Ethics Committee; preparing for upgrade viva and the PhD viva; discussion panel of students who have nearly completed their PhD in law; the foreign, international and comparative research collections of IALS Library. Please see website for details.

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March

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Graduate Student Workshop: call for applications

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 30 November 2018.

The 'Acceptable' Cartel? Horizontal agreements under competition law and beyond: call for papers

Date: 22 March 2019

Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science

This is a workshop reflecting McEllistrim v Ballymacelligott Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Limited [1919] AC 548. Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 January 2019.

Annual Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference

Dates: 22–23 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see website for details. 

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April

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

Dates: 25–26 April 2019 

Venue: University of Warwick

This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition. Please see attachment for details.

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May

How to get a PhD in Law: Day Three on 'Researching, disseminating and publishing in the digital world'

Date: 10 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

This day will cover: the PhD in law in the digital world; legal writing; disseminating your legal research; getting your research published in journals; what books are law publishers looking to publish; publishing in Open Access online law journals; tips on keeping up to date with your research topic after completion. See website for details.

Association for Law Property and Society Annual Meeting: call for papers

Date: 16–18 May 2019

Venue: Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

Please see website for meeting details and call for papers. Closing date for submitting papers and panels: 20 February 2019.

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.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details. 

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June


Canadian Law and Society Association/Association Canadienne Droit et Société Annual Meeting

Dates: 3–5 June 2019

Venue: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see website for meeting details and call for papers. 

Impact and Law Reform Conference

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Please see webpage for details.

ASLI Conference: The rule of law and the role of law in Asia: call for papers

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

Venue: Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

Please see website for details. Closing date: 3 December 2018.

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: call for papers

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

This is a joint event organised by Portsmouth Law School and the European University Institute. Please see flyer for details. Closing date: 26 February 2019.

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website and attachement for details of call. 

International Critical Management Studies Conference: call for papers for 'Being open to Care, Being Open about Care: Working Motherhood under Neoliberalism’ stream

Dates: 27–29 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. Closing date: 13 January 2019.

 

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Third International Advocacy Conference: save the date

Date: 28 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Theme: Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Please see flyer for further details.

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July

Applied Legal Storytelling: call for proposals

Dates: 9–11 July 2019

Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

Tax Policy Conference 2019: call for papers

Date: 9 July 2019

Venue: University of Cambridge

Topic: 'Tax justice and tax law'

Please see website for details. Closing date: 15 December 2018.

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September

Television drama, law and national identity: call for papers

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details. Call closes: 1 February 2019.

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods: call for papers

Dates: 23–24 September 2019

Venue: Humboldt University Berlin

Please see webpage for details. Closing date: 4 March 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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