Socio-Legal Studies Association
Where law meets the social sciences & humanities

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.

Once posted, entries will be retained until they have taken place. If you would like your event included on this page, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2022

May  June  July   August  September  October  November

2023

January  May  June


Latest  events. . .

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (Scotland): two workshops – Edinburgh 

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (England) – Milton Keynes 

Vulnerability and Human Rights: What Does Wales Do Differently, online, organised by Public Law Wales

(B)OrderS Masterclass: Refugees and Decent Work, online and in person at QMUL

How Far Have We Come? Disability Identity Politics in the UK, London

British Academy Summer Showcase, London

How Far Have We Come? Disability Identity Politics in the UK, London

It's a Conspiracy: The Impact of Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation, London

Making Research Accessible: Encouraging Global Cultural Understanding through Writing, London

Spaces of Justice: Between Natural Landscapes and Cityscapes, online and in person, Montréal, Canada – call for papers

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference 


2022 


May

British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law

Dates: 26–27 May 2022

Venue: online from Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law

See website for full details of this free event. 

PhD Conference: Security in a multipolar world: legal challenges and opportunities

Date: 27 May 2022

Venue: online from Liverpool John Moores

See announcement for details. 

top


June

SCOTLIN Early Career Scholars Symposium

Dates: 1–2 June 2022

Venue: University of Edinburgh

See website and programme for details. If colleagues want to join remotely, please email Dr Daria Onitiu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group Annual Workshop 2022: call for papers 

Date: 1 June 2022

Venue: The Cube, Cross Building, Oxford

See website and call for papers for details. Closing date for abstracts: 13 May 2022. There is a £200 prize for the best paper.

Racialized Swarming, Sacralized Politics, and Criminal Penetratabilities: Occupied Jerusalem, and settler colonial Israel: online from Birkbeck

Date: 2 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

(B)OrderS Masterclass: Refugees and Decent Work

Date: 6 June 2022

Venue: online and in person at QMUL

Speaker: with Professor Jennifer Gordon (School of Law, Fordham University)

See website for details of this free event.

Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions

Date: 7 June 2022

Venue: online event hosted by University of Derby in partnership with UWE,
University of Portsmouth, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law

Please see announcement for details. To register, please complete the online form by 31 May 2022. Attendance is free and the event will be recorded.

top

Critical Feminist Engagements with Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Workshop

Date: 7 June 2022

Venue: London South Bank University

See website for details. 

(B)OrderS Book Forum: The refugee status of persons with disabilities

Date: 8 June 2022

Venue: online from QMUL

This is the first book forum of the newly established (B)OrderS Centre at Queen Mary University of London. See website for details.

IALS 75: WG Hart Legal Workshop 2022

Dates: 9–10 June 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Theme: Law, alternative economies and activism

See website for details and registration.

Surveillance, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Florence

Dates: 8–10 June 2022

Venue: European University Institute, Florence

This event is jointly organsied by the University of Portsmouth and European University Institute. Please see announcement for details. 

Jennifer Aston, 'Coverture, Trusts and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857'

Date: 10 June 2022

Venue: Law and History Network: Summer 2022 Online Seminar Series

Law and History Network (@LawHistNetwork) is a collaboration between the legal historians at Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities, aiming to bring together those with an interest in law and history, whatever their location or career stage.See website for details. Booking essential for this free event.

Third EU-POP Summer School: call for participants

Date: 10–11 June 2022

Venue: online and onsite at UCLan Cyprus

See website for details. There is no registration cost. All meals are covered. Flights and accommodation for international participants are not covered.

Building Sustainable Language Rights Legislation: Reflections on the Northern Irish Landscape

Date: 13 June 2022

Venue: Dublin City University

See announcement for details.

top

Feeling Law: Emotion and relationship in Legal education – Theory, practice, and design

Date: 14 June 2022

Venue: online symposium from Keele Law School

Organised by Keele Law School's research cluster for Legal Education, Innovation & Practice. See flyer for full details.

Gerald J Postema: Rule of Law Beyond National Borders

Date 16 June 2022

Venue: University of Oslo, Norway

See website for details.

Disrupting the (Gendered) Form: A PGR Workshop Facilitating Transformative Imaginations

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: Durham University – call for participants

See website for details of this event supported by the Society of Legal Scholars. The event is free and funding is provided for the travel and accommodation of all UK-based participants. Childcare bursaries are also available.

The Forgotten Foundations of Feminist Legal Scholarship, Part I: 1970–1985

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: London in person + online for international participants unable to travel

Organisers: Maria Drakopoulou and Rosemary Hunter

See announcement for details of this Kent Centre for Critical Thought Workshop. 

Law and Humanities Research Symposium: call for papers  

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: Open University, Milton Keynes

This event marks the launch of the new Law and Humanities research cluster at the Open University. Please see announcement for details and call for papers. The event is free and some assistance is available for presenters to assist with travel costs, especially for those who are unwaged or do not have institutional support for such costs. Call closes: 27 May 2022.

How Far Have We Come? Disability Identity Politics in the UK

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: British Academy, London

See website for details of this free BA Summer Showcase event.

It's a Conspiracy: The Impact of Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: British Academy, London

See website for details of this free BA Summer Showcase event.

British Academy Summer Showcase

Dates: 17–18 June 2022

Venue: British Academy, London

Two days of free events including talks, workshops and performances and a Research Late reception. See website for details.

Making Research Accessible: Encouraging Global Cultural Understanding through Writing

Date: 17 June 2022

Venue: British Academy, London

See website for details of this free BA Summer Showcase event.

top

Judging Values and Participation in Mental Capacity Law

Date: 20 June 2022

Venue: British Academy, London

See website and programme for full details.

Vulnerability and Human Rights: What Does Wales Do Differently?

Date: 21 June 2022

Venue: online, organised by Public Law Wales

See website for details of this free event.

COST Action CA19103 - PhD School/Conference Meeting: open for applications

Dates: 24–28 June 2022

Venue: Royal Holloway, London

See announcement and website for details. 

Pitching Workshop: Family Law Reform Now Network – call for abstracts

Date: 27 June 2022

Venue: online

Hosted by Dr Charlotte Bendall and Dr Rehana Parveen. See announcement for details.

Blackscapes: Urban precarity, state violence and insurgent politics in a zone of nonbeing

Date: 30 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminolgoy Department

Speaker: Dr Jamie Amparo Alves

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene

Date: 30 June–1 July 2022

Venue: University of Messina, Italy

Conference organised by the European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law. See website for details. 

top


July

 Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (Scotland)

Date: 5 July 2022

Venues: Edinburgh 

See website for details. 

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (England)

Date: 7 July 2022

Venue: Milton Keynes 

See website for details.

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2022

Date: 7 July 2022

Venue: Southampton School of Law (public health situation permitting) and online
 
Organised by Professor Gary Watt (Warwick) and Professor David Gurnham (Southampton). See announcement for details. 

Feminism, Law and Citizenship

Dates: 10–12 July 2022

Venue: University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Plenary speakers: Lady Hale and Dian Roman

See announcement for details. This is a rescheduling of an event that was postponed in 2020 and 2021. It will take place in person (not online). 

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 13–16 July 2022

Venue: ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: 'Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy'

Please visit website for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.  

Legal Professional Privilege: A human right or a barrier to justice?

Date: 19 July 2022

Venue: Northumbria Law School

See website for details.

top


August

Critical Legal Conference 2022

Dates: 31 August –2 September 2022

Venue: Tromsø, Norway

Theme: Liminalities

See website for details.

top


September

2022 International Empirical Legal Studies Conference

Dates: 1–2 September 2022

Venue: Netherlands Academy for Empirical Legal Studies, Amsterdam

See website for details. 

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2022

Dates: 6–9 September 2022

Venue: King's College London

See website for details. 

Carceral Policy, Policing and Race Conference

Dates: 7–9 September 2022

Venue: SOAS University of London

See website and announcement for details. 

Crime, Justice and the Human Condition: Beyond the cris(es) – reframing and reimagining justice

Dates: 13–14 September 2022

Venue: Keble College, University of Oxford

See website for details. 

The 5th Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum: call for papers

Date: 15 September 2022 (tbc with speakers)

Venue: Nottingam Trent University 

Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of the law and/or practice of partnerships, LLPs or other alternative forms of business organisations, in the UK or overseas. Please see the attached document for further information. Closing date: 19 May 2022.

SAFI Conference 2022: 'Responsibility': call for abstracts

Dates: 29 September–1 October 2022

Venue: Verona, Italy

Keynote speakers: Judith Butler, Marina Calloni, Adriana Cavarero and Erzsébet Rózsa

See website for details. 

top


October

Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments: Regulating the “Wild West"

Dates: 13–14 October 2022

Venue: in person at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

See announcement for details. Call closes: 27 May 2022.

International Conference on Law and Art in the 19th Century: Power in images: call for papers

Dates: 19–21 October 2022

Venue: Verona, Italy

See website for details. Closing date for submission of proposals: 31 July 2022. Closing date for applications: 30 June 2022

Arbitration in Britain and its Empire: Developments and Divergences

Date: 22 October 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Organisers: Francis Boorman (IALS), Christian Burset (Notre Dame) and Catharine MacMillan (King’s College London).

See website for details. 

top


November

SAFESOC Death in Prisons Conference, Oxford

Dates: 2–3 November 2022

Venue: Oxford

See SAFESOC website for details in due course.

Spaces of Conflict, Spaces of Justice: Between Natural Landscapes and Cityscapes – call for papers

Date: 3–4 November 2022

Venue: jointly hosted by Sapienza and McGill Universities at McGill University, Montréal, Canada – call for papers

Please see announcement for details. Closing date: 31 July 2022.

The Neglected Decade: Legal Issues of the 1950s: call for papers extended

Date: 23 November 2022

Venue: online hosted by Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Organised by Professors Rosemary Auchmuty and Fiona Cownie. See announcement for full details. Call closes: 12 May 2022.

top


December

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting: call for papers 

Dates: 9–10 December 2022

Venue: Vietnam National University, Hanoi

See website for details. Closing date for submission of abstracts: 7 June 2022. Note that this event includes an Early Career/Junior Scholars workshop held on the first day. Applications for the workshop close on 14 June 2022.

top


2023

January

Joint International Research Project in the Field of Gender Equality: Haifa, Israel, and Lille, France – call for papers

Dates: 9 January 2023 and 3–6 July 2023

Venue: Unviersity of Haifa, Israel, and Lille University, France

See announcement for details. Closing dates: 15 October 2022 (Haifa) and 15 February 2023 (Lille). 

top


May

23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: call for papers

Dates: 24–27 May 2023

Venue: hosted online by Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

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

Please note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2023.

top


 

This site uses cookies to handle logins and for site statistics. No personal data is saved. By using our services you agree that we use cookies.
Ok