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2019

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2020

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Sexuality and Transsexuality under the European Convention on Human Rights – Book Launch, Sheffield

Workshop: Applications of Corpus Linguistics Methods for Socio-Legal Research, Birmingham

Digitized Global Mobilities, Utrecht, Netherlands

Subject to Contract: An artist’s explorations of business, politics and law, Oxford

Governing the Commons: The evolution of institutions for collective action – book colloquium, Oxford

Populism in the Age of Brexit, Oxford

The Putney Debates 2019, London

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

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: save the date

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


2019


February

Excluded Voices and Suppressed Narratives: TLI Signature lecture

Date: 14 February 2019

Venue: Council Room, King's Building, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Kathryn Sikkink

Please see website for details.

Excessive Pricing in Pharmaceuticals

Date: 19 February 2019

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Speaker: Professor Pedro Caro de Sousa

Please see website for details of this free event.

Time and Space(s) in Legal and Criminal Justice Education, Leeds

Date: 20 February 2019

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Please see website for details of this free event.

Criminalising Dissent: The Stansted 15 and the hostile environment

Date: 20 February 2019

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, Mile End, London

Please see website for details.

Subject to Contract: An artist’s explorations of business, politics and law

Date: 20 February 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

This is a Foundation for Law, Justice and Society event. Please see website for details.

Law and Society Lecture 2019: ‘On being able to walk twenty metres’

Date: 21 February 2019

Venue: Queen Mary School of Law, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Socio-Legal Seminar Series: Time and technique

Date: 25 February 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Emily Grabham, University of Kent

Please see flyer for details.

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From Text-driven Law to Data and Code-driven Regulation

Date: 26 February 2019

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Mireille Hildebrandt

Please see website for details of this free event.

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

Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse in the Lives of Children and Young People

Date: 1 March 2019

Venue: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Speakers: Zoe Lodrick, psychotherapist and trainer; Dr Melanie McCarry, University of Strathclyde; and Pat Branigan, NSPCC

Please see website for details.

OxonCourts 1st Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium

Date: 1 March 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see website for details.

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Competition Law

Date: 1 March 2019

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Speaker: Dr Thomas Fetzer

Please see website for this free event.

Family Law Reform through Constitutional Litigation?

Date: 4 March 2019

Venue: Transnational Law Institute, King's College London

Speaker: Professor Keisuke Abe, Seikei University, Tokyo

Please see website for details of this free event.

Governing the Commons: The evolution of institutions for collective action – book colloquium, Oxford

Date: 5 March 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Elinor Olstrom, winner of Nobel Prize in Economics

Please see website for details.

Sexuality and Transsexuality under the European Convention on Human Rights – Book Launch

Date: 6 March 2019

Venue: Bartolomé House, University of Sheffield

Speakers: Prof Chris Ashford, Dr Loveday Hodson, Prof Surya Monro, and Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Launch of the book Sexuality and Transsexuality under the European Convention on Human Rights: A queer reading of human rights law by Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg (Sheffield School of Law). See website for free registration. 

Reflections on Work as a Feminist Lawyer: International Women’s Day event

Date: 7 March 2019

Venue: Westminster Law School, London

Speaker: Harriet Wistrich, Solicitor at Birnberg Pierce and Director of the Centre for Women’s Justice

Please see website for details.

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Making up a World: Prefiguration, play and the enactment of new facts: inaugural lecture by Davina Cooper

Date: 13 March 2019

Venue: Dickson Poon School of Law; Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London

Please see webpage for details.

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Felicity Kaganas and Alison Diduck

Date: 13 March 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Felicity Kaganas – First Women's Refuge, 1971; Alison Diduck – First Rape Crisis Centre, 1976

Please see website for details of this free event.

The Putney Debates 2019

Dates: 13–14 March 2019

Venue: St Mary's Church, Putney, London

Theme: What role do we want for our judges in the 21st Century?

Organised by the Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society. Please see website for details.

Consumer ADR: Delivering fairness and justice for consumers, business and markets

Date: 18–19 March 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Please see flyer for details of this Centre for Socio-Legal Studies event.

Professor Colin Mayer CBE: Centre for Business Law and Practice annual lecture

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School, University of Leeds

Please see website for details.

Decolonizing the Curriculum Project: Student-led conference

Date: 20 March 2019

Venue: University of Kent at Canterbury

Facilitator: Dr Suhraiya Jivraj

Please see attachment for full details. 

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

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Please see attachment for details. 

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The 'Acceptable' Cartel? Horizontal agreements under competition law and beyond

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. 

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

BSA Early Career Event: call for papers

Date: 6 April 2019

Venue: University of Aberdeen

Please see flyer for details of the British Sociological Association event. Call closes: 11 March 2019.

Sustainable Taxation: Global challenges and legal solutions

Dates: 8–9 April 2019

Venue: University College of Gävle, Sweden

Please see attachment for details.

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Joanne Conaghan and Alison Diduck

Date: 10 April 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Joanne Conaghan – A Brief Summary of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1854; Elizabeth Woodcraft – Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981-2000

Please see website for details of this free event.

British Association of Comparative Law: Postgraduate research workshop on comparative law: call for papers

Dates: 11–12 April 2019

Venue: Lancaster University

Please see website for details. Call closes: 15 February 2019.

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.

Law–Religion–Politics: call for papers

Dates: 26–27 April 2019

Venue: University of Wrocław, Poland

Please see attachment and Facebook page for details. Closing date: 22 March 2018.

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May

Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Conference: Caring for critically ill children in the glare of digital media

Date: 1 May 2019

Venue: University of Winchester

Please see website for booking and attachment for full details.

Socio-Legal Seminar Series: Law's Wars, Law's Trial

Date: 5 May 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Richard L Abel, UCLA Law

Please see flyer for details.

Laypersons in Law

Dates: 9–10 May 2019

Venue: Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany

Organised by Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University of Magdeburg. Please see website for details. 

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.

Populism in the Age of Brexit

Date: 13 May 2019

Venue: Wolfson College, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law, University of Edinburgh

Please see website for details.

Human-Forest Relations in England: Equity and inclusion in law, ecology and society: call for papers

Dates: 13–15 May 2019

Venue: Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Please see website for details of this workshop. Closing date for abstracts: 8 February 2019.

Law and Psychology Conference 2019: call for papers

Date: 15 May 2019

Venue: Nottingham Trent University

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 15 February 2019.

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Máiréad Enright and Fiona de Londras

Date: 15 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Máiréad Enright – Health (Family Planning) Act 1979; Fiona de Londras – Thirty-Sixth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, 2018

Please see website for details of this free event.

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.

Workshop: Applications of Corpus Linguistics Methods for Socio-Legal Research

Date: 20 May 2019

Venue: School of English, Birmingham City University

This BA/Leverhulme Research Grant-funded event is free, but please visit the website to register.

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20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law

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. 

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

Digitized Global Mobilities

Dates: 3–4 June 2019

Venue: Utrecht University, Netherlands

Please see website for details.

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. 

CKOP Event: The ethical responsibilities of professionals in a climate of uncertainty – an unconference

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Open University in London

This event is organised by the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions. Please see website for details.

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

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

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

Please see website for details.  

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Lois Bibbings and Teresa Sutton

Date: 12 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Lois Bibbings – Section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885; Teresa Sutton – R v Jackson (1891)

Please see website for details of this free event.

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new avenues in the fight against corruption: 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 website for details. Closing date: 26 February 2019.

Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999: call for papers

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Please see flyer for details. Call closes: 1 April 2019.

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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 attachment for details of call. 

International Critical Management Studies Conference: 'Being open to Care, Being Open about Care'

Dates: 27–29 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. 

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July

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Law’s Autonomy and Concepts of Human Dignity: call for papers

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see attachment for details of call and website for further details of IVR 2019. Call closes: 1 March 2019.

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Legal Fictions Revisited: call for papers

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see attachment for details of call and website for further details of IVR 2019. Call closes: 28 February 2019.

Tax Policy Conference 2019

Date: 9 July 2019

Venue: University of Cambridge

Topic: 'Tax justice and tax law'

Please see website for details. 

Applied Legal Storytelling

Dates: 9–11 July 2019

Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. 

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 August

European Sociological Association Conference: Europe and Beyond – boundaries, barriers and belonging: call for contributions

Dates: 20–23 August 2019

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

The ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law Session: Democratic Deficit and Judicial Power in Europe Session – organised by Jacek Kurczewski and Mavis Maclean – invites contributions. Please see attachment and website for details. Closing date for submissions: 15 February 2019.


September

UACES 49th Annual Conference

Dates: 1–4 September 2019

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

UACES is the academic association for contemporary European studies. See website for details. 

Television drama, law and national identity

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details.

Decolonisation and the Law School: call for papers

Date: 13 September 2019

Venue: The Law School, University of Bristol

Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 March 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. This is an SLSA co-sponsored event. 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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