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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2020

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2021

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Every effort has been made to check whether events have been cancelled, postponed and new arrangements made, but you are advised to check directly with event organisers before making any plans.

Events

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

'The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms': call for papers: hosted online by Northumbria University

SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled


2020


September

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Thalia Maragh

Date: 25 September 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Thalia Maragh, criminal barrister

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network: Creative and transformative approaches to justice work

Date: 30 September 2020

Venue: free online webinar

See website for registration and further details of this free event.

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October

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Sheriff Tony Kelly

Date: 1 October 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Tony Kelly, Glasgow Sheriff Court

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

Mapping Women's and Gender Rights as a Globally Contested Arena

Dates: 7–9 October 202

Venue: online, hosted by the University of Bielefeld, Germany

See website and programme for details.

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Walter Merricks CBE

Date: 8 October 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Walter Merricks, CBE, JUSTICE Board member

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

Howard League In Conversation with Lyn Brown MP

Date: 12 October 2020

Venue: online

See website for details of this free event. Donations welcome.

Howard League In Conversation with Sir Bob Neill MP

Date: 13 October 2020

Venue: online

See website for details of this free event. Donations welcome.

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Date: 15 October 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Victoria Butler-Cole QC, 39 Essex Chambers

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Capitalism, commodification, and coronavirus

Date: 21 October 2020

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the first event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Professor Philippa Webb

Date: 22 October 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Philippa Webb, Professor of Public International Law, King’s College London

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

JUSTICE Webinar Series Career Conversations – Dean Kingham

Date: 28 October 2020

Venue: online

Speaker: Dean Kingham, Head of Prison law, Criminal and Public Law Teams, Swain and Co Solicitors.

See website for details. This is a JUSTICE member-only event. Individual membership is £15 pa.

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November

Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2020 with Dame Vera Baird DBE QC

Date: 10 November 2020

Venue: online, hosted by JUSTICE

See website for details.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Life, death and health during the pandemic, online hosted by IALS

Date: 13 November 2020

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the second event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

'The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms': call for papers and posters – registration now open

Date: 20 November 2020

Venue: online hosted by Northumbria University

See webpage for details. Closing date for submission of abstracts: 30 September 2020. Closing date for submission of posters: 30 October 2020

Registration is now open. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries about registration.

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December

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Movement, security and lockdown, online hosted by IALS

Date: 8 December 2020

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the third event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

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2021


January

SLSA Postgraduate Conference

Dates: January 2021 (dates tbc)

Venue: online

Details to be confirmed in due course.

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: The local meets the global: national responses to the pandemic

Date: 21 January 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the fourth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

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February

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Pandemic planning, models and regimes of the body

Date: 17 February 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the fifth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

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March

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: (Re)imagining the human condition through Covid-19

Date: 16 March 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the sixth event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

The Contribution of Diversity and Gender to Emerging Technologies: call for papers

Dates: March 2021 tbc

Venue: Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Please see website for details. Call closes: 30 November 2020.

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April

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: Gendering the Pandemic

Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the seventh event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

WG Hart Workshop: New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law – postponed until 2021

Dates: April 2021 (tbc)

Venue: tbc

Please see website for updates.

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May

Law and Humanities in a Pandemic: The margins and the (epi)centres: place, space and the pandemic, online hosted by IALS

Date: 19 May 2021

Venue: online hosted by IALS

This is the final event in this year's Director's Seminar Series. See website for details. This event is free but registration is required.

International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2021: call for papers

Dates: 27–29 May 2021

Venue: Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2021.

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: Crisis, healing and re-imagining

Dates: 27–30 May 2021

Venue: Chicago, USA

The call for papers will be announced later this autumn. See announcement for theme details.

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September 

Critical Legal Conference 2021

Dates: 2–4 September 2021

Venue: University of Dundee

Please see website for details. 

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SLSA postponed events to be rescheduled


SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’: postponed – further details in due course

Date: tbc

Venue: Coventry University

This event is organised jointly by the SLSA, the Society for Legal Scholars and the Judicial Appointments Commission. Please see website for details. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been postponed. Further details will be announced in due course.

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples: postponed – further details in due course

Date: tbc

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event. Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding coronavirus this event as been postponed. Further information will be announced in due course.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: postponed – further details in due course

Dates: tbc

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

See website for details.

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